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NPL Site Narrative for Nascolite Corp.

Millville, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): Nascolite Corp. operated an acrylic sheet manufacturing plant on 15.5 acres in Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey, from 1953 to 1980, when it closed in response to an Administrative Order issued by the State. The order required Nascolite to stop discharging waste water into a nearby ditch, install monitoring wells, and draw up a plan for disposal of waste water in the future and removal of all waste water and sludges on the site. In September 1981, Nascolite entered into an Administrative Consent Order with the State. The order repeated the requirements of the previous Administrative Order and added a provision for removal of contaminated soil. The company, which still owns the site, has not complied fully with the two orders.

Solvents stored in drums and both above- and below-ground tanks have caused extensive contamination of ground water, according to analyses done by the State. The area is highly dependent on ground water for drinking supplies.

Status (June 1984): EPA is planning a remedial investigation/feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action.

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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