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Industrial Oil Tank Services, Inc.

Other (Former) Names of site: None

EPA Identification Number: NYD095577342
Facility Location: Route 31, Verona, New York 13478
Facility Contact: John Hitchings,
EPA Contact: John Brogard, (212) 637-4162, brogard.john@epa.gov
New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) Case Manager: Ruth Curley (518) 402- 8594 recurley@gw.dec.state.ny.us   
Last Updated: August 2010
Environmental Indicator Status: Human Exposures Under Control [PDF 3.31 MB, 12 pp] has been verified.
Groundwater Contamination Under Control [PDF 3.40 MB, 16 pp] has been verified.

Site Description

Industrial Oil Tank Services, Inc. operated as a petroleum recovery facility in the town of Verona in Oneida County from mid-1970’s through 1992. The site stored hazardous wastes in 23 steel tanks of various sizes with a total combined capacity of approximately 350,000 gallons prior to transfer off-site disposal.

In March 1992, Industrial Oil Tank Services received a consent order due to management of hazardous waste (chlorinated solvents and contaminated petroleum products) without the required permit. The facility was required to close the units used to process and store hazardous waste and stop all hazardous waste management activities.

Site Responsibility and Legal Instrument

A Consent Order for closing the waste management units and corrective action under the NYSDEC Superfund program.

Permit Status

The facility did not have a RCRA permit.

Potential Threats and Contaminants

The soil and groundwater at the site were contaminated with the petroleum hydrocarbons.

Cleanup Approach and Progress

The RCRA Facility Assessment (RFA), RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) and Corrective Measures Study (CMS) stages have been completed at the site. The site has been remediated. The final remedy, including source removal (which was already completed), installation of a protective cover over the soil contamination, natural attenuation and institutional controls, has been implemented for this site.

This facility has installed a demarcation zone and a protective cover over 6400 square foot area where policylic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH) compounds slightly exceed the commercial soil cleanup objectives in isolated areas. This protective cover is intended to prevent the soil from being disturbed, while allowing the remaining petroleum hydrocarbons to degrade naturally.
Final Cleanup Status or Projection

Site Repository

Copies of supporting technical documents and correspondence cited in this fact sheet are available for public review at:

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, NY 12233-7252

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) makes its public records available for a review under the Freedom of Information Law (FOIL).


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