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NPL Site Narrative for Fischer & Porter Co.

FISCHER & PORTER CO.
Warminster, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Fischer & Porter Co. Site occupies about 6 acres in Warminster, Pennsylvania. It is an active facility that produces scientific equipment and chlorinators. In 1979, trichloroethylene and polychloroethylene were detected in local ground water. This contamination reached some wells of the Hatboro and Warminster Heights Water Authorities, forcing several to be closed in 1979.

Status (July 1983): A suit filed by EPA against the company in October 1980 is proceeding. Currently, EPA is in the final stage of negotiation.

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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