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NPL Site Narrative for Ciba-Geigy Corp.

Toms River, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): Ciba-Geigy Corp. operates the Toms River Chemical Plant on a 1.5-square-mile site in Toms River, Ocean County, New Jersey. The plant is engaged in the batch manufacture of a variety of synthetic organic dyes, pigments, and epoxy resins. Waste waters are treated in a 7.5-million-gallon-per-day treatment plant and discharged under a Clean Water Act permit to the Atlantic Ocean. Other wastes generated during the manufacturing process are disposed of in on-site landfills. Within the property boundaries are inactive landfills that received large quantities of chemical wastes over the past years. Of concern is the potential impact these materials may have on both public and private wells in the surrounding area.

This site was once listed under the name "Toms River Chemical."

Status (July 1983): EPA is preparing a remedial plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

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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