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NPL Site Narrative for Kimberton

Kimberton Borough, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Kimberton Site occupies about 1 acre in Kimberton Borough, Chester, Pennsylvania. A local chemical company placed waste solvents in several unlined lagoons that later were covered with soil. In spring 1982, ground water in the borough was found to be contaminated.

Above-background levels of trichloroethylene (TCE) and dichloroethylene (DCE) were detected in wells near the site. In addition, suspected carcinogens such as benzo(u)fluoranthene and benzo(a)orthracene were detected in a tributary to French Creek, which is used for recreation.

Status (July 1983): The State is negotiating a consent order with the suspected generator of the TCE and DCE wastes.

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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