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State Coalition for Remediation of Drycleaners Site Profiles

Southgate Coin Laundry, Salina, Kansas

Historical activity that resulted in contamination.

The site was investigated and remediated in 2001 through the Kansas Drycleaner Evironmental Response Act. The building is currently a coin operated laudromat. Drycleaning operations ceased in 1992.

Remediation Status: Site closed

Contaminants present and the highest amount detected in both soil and groundwater.

Contaminant Media Concentration (ppb) Nondetect
cis-1,2-Dichloroethene groundwater
cis-1,2-Dichloroethene soil
Tetrachloroethene (PCE) groundwater
Tetrachloroethene (PCE) soil
Trichloroethene (TCE) groundwater
Trichloroethene (TCE) soil

Site Hydrology

Deepest Significant Groundwater Contamination:   48ft bgs
Plume Size:   Plume Length: 100ft
Plume Width: 50ft
Plume Thickness: 36ft
Average Depth to Groundwater:   17ft

Lithology and Subsurface Geology

  Brown silty clay

Conductivity: 0.000283ft/day
Gradient: 0.002ft/ft
  coarse sand and gravel interbedded with silt and clay

Conductivity: 283ft/day
  shale bedrock

Pathways and DNAPL Presence

DNAPL Present

Vapor Intrusion Pathway

Has the potential for vapor intrusion (VI) been evaluated?
Has a vapor mitigation system been installed?

Remediation Scenario

Cleanup Goals:
  Below EPA maxiumim contaminant level of 5 ug/L for PCE and TCE.
Remedy Level:
  Full Scale Remedy


In Situ Soil Vapor Extraction

Why the technology was selected:
SVE was selected based on cost and efficiency.

Date implemented:
SVE well installation in September 2001. System start-up April, 2002.

Final remediation design:
Three vertical SVE wells to 15 ft bgs with 9ft of screen. SVE blower with a design capacity of 90 cfm at 3 in of H20 vacuum.

Results to date:
System was shut down and removed in September 2003 after groundwater concentrations were non-detect for three consecutive sampling events. Post-remediation sampling events have shown no rebound of PCE concentrations and the site has been closed.

Next Steps:
Site is closed.

Cost to Design and Implement:


Cost for Assessment:
Cost for Operation and Maintenance:
  Roughly $5000/year
Total Costs for Cleanup:
  $72,325.46 (includes abandonment of site wells after closure).

Lessons Learned

Re-using remediation trailers can save on costs.


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