NPL Site Narrative for McAdoo Associates
McAdoo Borough, Pennsylvania
Federal Register Notice: September 08, 1983
Conditions at listing (October 1981): The McAdoo Associates Site consists of two areas approximately 1.3 miles apart. One, in the Borough of McAdoo, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, covers less than 0.2 acre. The other, in Kline Township, covers 10 acres. Waste was stored at the site between May 1978 until April 1979, when Pennsylvania revoked McAdoo's permit. Contamination of ground water, surface water, and air has been documented. The McAdoo Borough facility has four underground tanks containing hazardous substances. The Kline Township area, used as a metal reclamation/incineration facility, consists of approximately 7,000 drums and six above-ground tanks.
This is the top priority site in Pennsylvania.
Status (July 1983): In July 1982, EPA approved $100,000 for a remedial investigation of soil and ground water to determine the type and extent of contamination at the Kline Township area. In September 1982, the owners of the site and generators responsible for the wastes voluntarily removed all surface waste. In January 1983, EPA signed a $350,000 Superfund State Contract to complete the remedial investigation and to start a feasibility study to identify alternatives for remedial action at Kline. The work is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 1984.
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.