Class 2 Landfill Risk Evaluation of Remedial Alternatives

Golder Associates Inc. (Golder), on behalf of Exide Technologies, has completed an evaluation of remedial alternatives to address treated slag in the onsite Class 2 landfill with analytical results above the Universal Treatment Standards.  The results of this evaluation are presented in a report titled “Exide Class 2 Landfill Risk Evaluation of Remedial Alternatives” dated August 2014. The Risk Evaluation was submitted to and is under review by the TCEQ.    

For public review and comment,  the Risk Evaluation has been posted to the Open Landfill Remediation Project Page, the Documents & Data Page (under “Open Landfill Remediation”), as well as below:

Exide Class 2 Landfill Risk Evaluation of Remedial Alternatives (dated August 2, 2014)

Information regarding the Risk Evaluation will be available at the September 18, 2014 public meeting.  Public input regarding the Risk Evaluation can be submitted to Exide via the "Question or Comment” section on this website or by email directed to; Exide will promptly provide all comments received to TCEQ.  The comment period will end on October 10, 2014


Class 2 Landfill GW Monitoring Plan for Public Comment

The Revised Class 2 Landfill Groundwater Monitoring Plan has been posted on the Active Landfill project page as well as on the Documents & Data page for public review and comment.  Public input can be submitted via the "Question or Comment" section to the left.  

The comment period will end September 6, 2013 to finalize and implement the document.

Active Landfill Waste Stabilization Begins

Waste stabilization activities for the active landfill commenced on Thursday, March 28, 2013. 

The current Waste Stabilization Plan (contained within the Response Action Work Plan, updated March 1, 2013) states in Section 3.3.4 that each approximately 20 cubic yard (CY) container of re-treated slag will be sampled to verify that it satisfies the Universal Treatment Standards prior to replacement into the landfill.  The original plan contemplated a single confirmatory sample per batch.  In response to TCEQ and EPA concerns regarding the uniformity and consistency of the mixing process during re-treatment, Exide has agreed to take 4 representative samples from each treatment batch (approximately 20 CY) for 10 batches during the Pilot Test period.  Each of the 4 samples will be analyzed for lead and cadmium.

A similar approach will be used during the Pilot Test proposed for the onset of milling activities of the deeper slag which is harder and more cemented.  This second Pilot Test is mentioned in the final Perimeter Air Monitoring Plan.

For more information regarding the Waste Stabilization Plan, Response Action Work Plan, or the Air Monitoring Plan, please visit the Active Landfill or Documents & Data page.

TCEQ Approval of Active Landfill RAWP

The TCEQ approved the Response Action Work Plan (RAWP) for the Active Landfill Remediation on March 5, 2013.  Mobilization of equipment to be used during the landfill remediation initiated on Monday, March 4, 2013.

Approval Letter

Also, site monitoring summary reports for site activities have been validated for the following dates and posted to the Documents & Data page:

March 1, 2013

March 2, 2013

March 4, 2013