EE/Cost Analysis: Former Grant Grove Incinerator- Solid Waste Management Unit #38

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The National Park Service (NPS) has released an Action Memo for the Grant Grove Dumpsite Solid Waste Management Unit No. 38, within the Grant Grove area of Kings Canyon National Park, in Fresno County, California. The Action Memo has been prepared in accordance with the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liabilities Act (CERCLA). CERCLA, enacted in 1980, has a key community outreach component to ensure that citizens living or working near CERCLA sites are given the opportunity to influence decisions affecting their community.

The dump site at Grant Grove was built in the 1960s and although it included an incinerator, incinerating activities never occurred. The incinerator was dismantled in 1975. The site was used for 36 years as a burn and burial pit for burnt domestic waste until 2002 when it was closed.

The Action Memo is based on the Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis (EE/CA) prepared in July 2018, which identified removal action objectives for protection of human health and the environment, removal action alternatives, and assesses the effectiveness, operational feasibility, and cost of the alternatives. Accordingly, the NPS has determined that the use of removal action authority is appropriate and the proposed action is described in the Action Memo.

The proposed action would be implemented once funding is obtained for the project.

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