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NPL Site Narrative for Lindane Dump

Harrison Township, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (October 1981): Lindane Dump covers about 30 acres in Harrison Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. About 400 tons of powdered Lindane pesticide waste and other industrial waste were dumped at the site, which is privately owned. Parties potentially responsible for the wastes did a study indicating that Lindane is leaching continuously from seeps at the edge of the landfill.

Status (July 1983): The State is negotiating with the potentially responsible parties for a leachate treatability study to evaluate short- and long-term treatment and disposal alternatives.

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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