Public Notice Information

Name of Applicant
York City-County Landfill
Nearest City
Type of Permit
Clean u levels and remedial action
End of Comment Period

Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Waste Management Division

Notice is hereby given pursuant to Title 118- Ground Water Quality Standards and Use Classification, Chapter 11, that the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (NDEQ) is proposing final cleanup levels and remedial action for the former York City-County Sanitary Landfill, York, Nebraska. These proposed determinations are in accordance with Title 118, Appendix A. The York Landfill is located at 1214 Road 15 in York, Nebraska and is generally described as the N ¼, SE ¼, Township 11 North, Range 3 West of the 6th Principal Meridian, York County, Nebraska.

The groundwater contamination at this site is classified as a remedial action class one (RAC-1) based on groundwater contamination detected in four downgradient private drinking water supply wells. NDEQ proposes to require long term groundwater monitoring, landfill gas control, continued monitoring of downgradient domestic wells, and a contingency measure to supply alternate water to impacted well users. The proposed final cleanup levels in the groundwater are:
Table 1. Proposed Final Cleanup Levels for York Former Landfill
Parameter Concentration
1,1,1-Trichloroethane 200 µg/L
1,1-Dichloroethane 2.4 µg/L
1,1-Dichloroethylene 7 µg/L
1,2-Dichloropropane 5 µg/L
Benzene 5 µg/L
Chloroethane 21,000 µg/L
cis-1,2-Dichloroethylene 70 µg/L
Dichloromethane (methylene chloride) 5 µg/L
Dichorodifluoromethane 390 µg/L.
Ethylbenzene 700 µg/L
Methyl ethyl ketone 7,100 µg/L
Tetrachloroethylene 5 µg/L
Toluene 1,000 µg/L
trans-1,2-Dichloroethylene 100 µg/L
Trichloroethylene 5 µg/L
Vinyl Chloride 2 µg/L
Xylene 10,000 µg/L
Based on Nebraska Title 118 MCLs (bold) or EPA Regional Screening Levels for tap water, April, 2009.

Any person may receive additional information, submit written comments regarding the proposed actions, or request a public hearing, in writing, on or before September 11. 2009. A request for hearing must state the nature of the issues to be raised and all arguments and factual grounds supporting such position. If the Director grants a public hearing, the hearing will be advertised by public notice at least 30 days prior to its occurrence. Comments and requests should be mailed to:
Mr. David Haldeman
Waste Management Division
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 98922
Lincoln, NE 68509-8922

The public notice and fact sheet are available for inspection at the office of the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality, 1200 N Street, Suite 400, The Atrium, PO Box 98922, Lincoln, NE 68509-8922. These materials are also located at the Kilgore Memorial Library, 520 Nebraska Ave., York, NE 68467. Please notify the Department of Environmental Quality if alternate formats of materials are needed by September 1, 2009. Contact phone number is (402) 471-2186. TDD users please call 711 and ask the relay operator to call us at (402) 471-2186. Further information may be obtained from Mike Felix, Remediation Section, (402) 471-3388.

For more information, contact
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
1200 "N" Street, Suite 400
P.O. Box 98922
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
(402) 471-2186 FAX (402) 471-2909