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NPL Site Narrative for Voortman Farm

Upper Saucon Township, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at proposal (December 30, 1982): The Voortman Farm Site in Upper Saucon Township, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, is a sinkhole 48 feet in diameter and 120 feet deep. In the mid-1970s, an estimated 10,000 battery casings were dumped on the privately owned property. The State detected elevated concentrations of various heavy metals in the sinkhole. Analyses of nearby domestic wells show heavy metals at below the maximum permissible limits.

Status (September 8, 1983): By January 1983, inspections by the State had revealed that the battery casings were no longer in the sinkhole. EPA plans to inspect the site later in 1983.

Status (May 31, 1989): This site is being deleted from the NPL because EPA, in consultation with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, has determined that all appropriate Superfund-financed response under CERCLA has been implemented, and that no further response by responsible parties is appropriate.

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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