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NPL Site Narrative for Blosenski Landfill

West Caln Township, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): Blosenski Landfill, now inactive, covers 20 acres in West Caln Township, outside of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. While in operation in the 1970s, the site, which is privately owned, reportedly disposed of industrial and chemical wastes along with demolition and municipal wastes. Sampling of on-site wells shows that trichloroethylene has entered ground water, along with other organic and inorganic chemicals.

Status (July 1983): Private wells were sampled in May 1983, and the results will show if contamination has moved off-site. Pennsylvania has taken a number of enforcement actions against the landfill operator, but the site has not been satisfactorily cleaned up.

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. When the work is completed, EPA will negotiate with the responsible parties regarding cleanup of 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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