Project Profile – Clean Ohio Assistance Fund, GE Electromaterials

The Former GE ElectroMaterials Property began manufacturing operations in 1946, producing decorative plastic laminates, refrigerator door liners and laminated sheets, and rods and tubes for the electric industry. In 1955, the site became a primary producer of plastic- and copper-clad fiberglass laminates for printed circuit boards. SABIC IP bought the property from General Electric in 2004 and discontinued manufacturing operations. Site buildings have been demolished; however, the former industrial site remained idle. After the VAP Phase I ESA and subsequent VAP eligibility criteria was completed erroneously by the previous consultant, BJAAM coordinated with the US EPA, Ohio EPA, ODOD, CPA and SABIC, on a re-write of the RCRA Consent Order in order for the site to be eligible for State funding. Tract D of the Subject Property, a closed landfill at the southeastern portion of the property, was carved out of the VAP eligible property and addressed under Long-term Operations and Maintenance requirements. The US EPA has agreed to the Consent Order re-write and $231,753.78 in COAF funds was allocated to the project. The project was approved by the State of Ohio Controlling Board in October 2011 and was awarded to BJAAM. The scope of the project included drilling forty-one (41) boreholes, as well as installing thirteen (13) groundwater monitoring wells. A total of ninety-six (96) soil samples and thirty (30) groundwater samples were taken for laboratory analysis. A VAP NFA was issued by the VAP CP and a CNS was issued by Ohio EPA in November of 2015.

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