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Adams County Quincy Landfills 2 and 3

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Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Heriberto León (leon.heriberto@epa.gov)
312-886-6163 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66163

Remedial Project Manager
Howard Caine (caine.howard@epa.gov)
312-353-9685 or 800-621-8431, ext. 39685

Illinois EPA
Brian Conrath


(where to view written records)

Quincy Public Library
526 Jersey Street
Quincy, IL


The Adams County Landfills are 56 acres located on Old Broadway Road south of Illinois Route 104 and about five miles east of Quincy. The landfill accepted liquid industrial wastes along with other wastes and closed in 1978. Because monitoring wells showed that volatile organic compounds were contaminating the ground water, cleanup actions were developed. These actions included installing a barrier fence around the landfill, connecting some area residents to the public water supply, recapping and regrading the landfill, installing a liquid waste collection system, putting in place property restrictions and monitoring ground water for contamination.

Site Updates || Technical Documents | Five-Year Reviews

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Site Updates

April 2013

EPA completed the third five-year review for the Adams County Quincy Municipal Landfills 2 &3. The review included an evaluation of background information, cleanup requirements, effectiveness of the cleanup, and maintenance and monitoring efforts. It also looked at ways to operate more efficiently. EPA’s cleanup of volatile organic compounds or VOCs consisted of site access and land-use restrictions, providing municipal water to nearby residents, monitoring liquid waste to make sure the cleanup was working and monitoring ground water. The landfill cap was improved and the landfill was graded to control erosion. Underground drains were installed to collect liquid waste, and the waste was transported off-site for treatment before being discharged to the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The review found that the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment. Controls are in place, people are not consuming contaminated ground water and there is no current exposure to the landfill contaminants. The next scheduled review will be in 2018.

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