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NPL Site Narrative for Greenacres Landfill

Spokane County, Washington

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Greenacres Landfill covers 40 acres in Spokane County, Washington. The county operated the facility from 1968 to 1972. A drinking well immediately downgradient of the landfill is contaminated with chlorinated organic solvents, according to EPA data. This area is part of the Spokane Aquifer, which is the sole source of drinking water for 350,000 people in the region. Since 1980, EPA has collected data showing that the aquifer is becoming more contaminated. EPA plans additional sampling, especially in the immediate vicinity of the landfill.

Status (June 1984): EPA is planning a site investigation to define the problem more clearly. Several monitoring wells are scheduled for installation in the fall of 1984.

For more information about the hazardous substances identified in this narrative summary, including general information regarding the effects of exposure to these substances on human health, please see the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) ToxFAQs. ATSDR ToxFAQs can be found on the Internet at ATSDR - ToxFAQs (http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/toxfaqs/index.asp) or by telephone at 1-888-42-ATSDR or 1-888-422-8737.

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