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IDEM > Permitting > Land Permits > Land and Waste Disposal Issues > Site Summaries > VRP Project Summary: Windy Hill Pet Food facility VRP Project Summary: Windy Hill Pet Food facility

Site Name: Windy Hill Pet Food facility
Applicant Name: Doane Pet Care Company
Site Location: 218 E. Lincoln Street, Portland, Indiana
VRP Site Number: 6980302
Project Manager: Richard Harris
Date Application Received: March 20, 1998
Date Project Completed: December 10, 2003
Contaminant(s): Lead
Media Addressed: Subsurface Soil, Groundwater
Cleanup Objectives Achieved: RISC 2001 default closure for groundwater
VRP 1996 default closure for soil
Deed/Land-Use Restrictions: The property shall not be used for residential purposes, including the placement of any residential buildings for use as a human dwelling place; the installation and use of water wells is prohibited on the property; and the removal of soil in the upper 10 feet of the project area is prohibited without appropriate protective equipment and lawful disposal of the soil. These restrictions are enforced through an Environmental Restrictive Covenant placed on the property deed at the Jay County Recorder's Office, Instrument number 0400002.

Project Summary:

Preliminary investigations indicated that lead impacts were present in subsurface soil and groundwater as a result of a closed landfill on the adjacent property. One subsurface soil sample exceeded the IDEM action level of 1000 mg/kg (1820 mg/kg at 4-6' in boring MW-4). However, this sample contained fill material and pieces of scrap and was not considered representative of site conditions. All other subsurface samples from site characterization and confirmatory sampling were below closure standards. Eight consecutive quarters of groundwater data were collected below the IDEM RISC default value of 0.042 mg/L. As an added measure of protection, an Environmental Restrictive Covenant was placed onto the property deed prohibiting the use of the property for residential purposes, prohibiting the use of site groundwater, and prohibiting uncontrolled access to subsurface soil in the project area.