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NPL Site Narrative for Stanley Kessler

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Stanley Kessler Site is in King of Prussia, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. From 1962 to 1978, solvent wastes were disposed of via a floor drain into a septic tank-cesspool system. This practice resulted in contamination of ground water with organic compounds such as chloroform and trichloroethylene. The ground water in the area feeds the Upper Merion Reservoir, which supplies drinking water to approximately 170,000 people.

Status (July 1983): The company removed the septic tank and cesspool. EPA is negotiating with the company for complete site cleanup.

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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