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NPL Site Narrative for Craig Farm Drum

Parker, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Craig Farm Drum site in Parker, Pennsylvania, is a combination of several areas totaling 8 to 10 acres located on one property owned by a chemical manufacturer. Five sites (number 2, 3a, 3b, 3c, and a lagoon) have been investigated. From 1958 to 1963, Site 2, which is of most concern, was used for disposal of drums of hydroxydiphenyl wastes. Subsequently, the drums were covered with dirt. Ground water contamination is of the greatest concern. Also, a stream draining the site and flowing to the Allegheny River shows signs of contamination by the wastes.

Status (July 1983): As a result of negotiations with the State, the responsible party has agreed to make a study of the site. The study began in April 1983 and is scheduled to be completed late in the year. It will identify the wastes present, estimate the amounts, examine any contamination leaving the site, estimate the environmental effects, and assess remedial measures necessary to clean up the site. The study involves monitoring of ground water and testing throughout 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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