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NPL Site Narrative for Malvern TCE

Malvern, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Malvern TCE Site occupies a 2-acre wooded area in Malvern, Pennsylvania. From 1952 to 1976, drums of wastes contaminated with various organic compounds, including PCBs, were dumped in pits on the site, which was owned by a solvent reclamation plant that is still in operation. Soil in the pits is contaminated with the same chemicals, and ground water in the area is contaminated with trichloroethylene and tetrachloroethylene.

Status (July 1983): The owner of the solvent reclamation plant has provided carbon filters to residents with contaminated wells, fenced the pits, and made plans to clean up the pits and ground water. The work has fallen behind schedule, and EPA and the State are re-evaluating the situation to determine what additional government action may be needed.

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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