1960 County Road 10 Landfill begins operation.

1968 Himco Waste-Away Service Inc. incorporates and begins hauling waste to the County Road 10 Landfill.

1974 Miles Laboratories requests and receives approval from the Indiana Stream Pollution Board (ISPB) to delay closure of the landfill.

1975 Per an agreement with the ISPB, Charles Himes, Sr. agrees to close the landfill by September 1976.

1976 County Road 10 Landfill closes.

1978 Charles Himes, Sr. sells his property located on County Road 10.

1986 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requests from Himco names of its customers sending waste to the landfill from 1960 to 1976. Himco complies with the request for the period of time it was a hauler to the County Road 10 Landfill (1969-1976).

1990 EPA places the County Road 10 Landfill on the National Priorities List (NPL). EPA samples residential wells near the landfill after residents’ report a change in taste, odor and color of water; EPA recommends an alternative source of potable water.

1991 Municipal water service is provided to 7 residents living south and west of the landfill. Himco, Miles Laboratories and the City of Elkhart pay for the extension of water lines.

1992 Himco removes seventy-one 55-gallon drums of liquid solvents transported to the site from a local paint wholesaler/retailer.

1993 EPA proposes its initial remediation plan for the County Road 10 Landfill.

2002 Himco works with a coalition of Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) until its exclusion from the group in 2005.

2003 EPA proposes its revised remediation plan for the County Road 10 Landfill.

2004 Himco offers Miles/Bayer $1.5 million in an attempt to make a joint offer to EPA for remediation costs; Bayer rejects the offer.

2005 EPA sends a letter to PRPs requesting a "good faith offer" to pay for past and future remediation costs. Himco offers $1.5 million to EPA toward remediation, and the EPA rejects the offers from all parties.

For more information on the CR 10 Landfill, please contact:

Charles H. Himes, Jr.
707 North Wildwood
Elkhart, Indiana 46514
(574) 293-8534 x513

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