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IDEM > Permitting > Land Permits > Land and Waste Disposal Issues > Site Summaries > VRP Project Summary: CSX / Dairy Queen VRP Project Summary: CSX / Dairy Queen

Site Name: CSX / Dairy Queen
Applicant Name: CSX Transportation, Inc.
Site Location: 416 S. Orange Street, Albion, IN 46701
VRP Site Number: #6990206
Project Manager: Jeff Kavanaugh
Date Application Received: February 1999
Date Project Completed: May 2002
Contaminant(s): Benzene, Toluene, Ethylbenzene, Xylenes (BTEX) and Methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE).
Media Addressed: Surface and Subsurface Soil, Groundwater
Cleanup Objectives Achieved: VRP 1996 Tier II Nonresidential
Deed/Land-Use Restrictions: The property shall not be used for residential purposes

Project Summary:

The CSX/Dairy Queen site was owned by various railroad companies from the late 1800's until 1994. Available information also indicated that an underground storage tank (UST) was discovered at the site in 1991. This UST was removed in 1992 and determined to have an approximate capacity of 500 gallons.  During the removal of the UST, petroleum contamination (gasoline) was discovered in the surrounding soil associated with this tank.  Subsurface investigations also indicated that subsurface soil and groundwater had been impacted by a petroleum release at the site.  Additionally, groundwater analyses detected benzene concentrations in groundwater were detected above Tier II Nonresidential cleanup goals in two monitoring wells. In order to remediate the soil and groundwater impacts, a soil vapor extraction and air sparge remediation system was installed at the site in 1993. This remediation system operated approximately seven years until 1999 when the system was shut down. Confirmatory sampling along with four quarters of groundwater monitoring has demonstrated that soil and groundwater meet VRP Tier II Non-residential cleanup goals.