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NPL Site Narrative for Centre County Kepone

State College Boroug, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Centre County Kepone Site is a batch chemical manufacturing plant near State College Borough, Pennsylvania. The company manufactured Mirex in 1973 and 1974, and Kepone in 1958, 1959, and 1963.

Progress wastes were originally disposed of on-site in a spray irrigation field and lagoon and stored in drums. The company later removed the drums and contaminated soil, treated the material in the lagoon to harden it, and buried it on-site. The material from the lagoon failed to harden properly, and contaminants were leaching to ground water and surface water. In 1982, the company excavated and removed the material and started to treat contaminated ground water.

Status (July 1983): EPA is planning additional sampling to determine the need for further remedial action 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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