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NPL Site Narrative for Lord-Shope Landfill

Girard Township, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (October 1981): The Lord-Shope Landfill covers 4 to 5 acres in Girard Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania. About 4 million cubic feet of waste were disposed of on this privately owned site between 1959 and 1979. Contaminants identified in ground water include chloroform, benzene, toluene, vinyl chloride, and trichloroethylene.

Status (July 1983): A party responsible for wastes at the site funded an investigation/feasibility study and undertook remedial action at the site, which is expected to be completed in summer 1983. Recently, both EPA and the State took samples of ground water, surface water, and soil. Results are due in late summer 1983.

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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