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NPL Site Narrative for Wade (ABM)

Chester, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at proposal (October 23, 1981): The Wade (ABM) Site covers 3 acres on the bank of the Delaware River in Chester, Pennsylvania. The site was originally a rubber reclamation facility but has been used as an industrial waste storage and disposal facility since the early 1970s. Several thousand drums of toxic industrial waste were stored on the property, or the contents were poured directly onto the ground. In addition, thousands of gallons of waste were discharged directly from tank trailers onto the ground. The site is contaminated with toxic and carcinogenic compounds.

This site was once listed under the name "ABM-Wade."

Status (September 8, 1983): EPA and the State have conducted a partial cleanup of this site. The State will be the lead agency for the remainder of the cleanup. The next phase will include inventorying, categorizing, and staging of waste currently on-site. This work began in the summer of 1983 and may take several months to complete.

EPA has reached a settlement with 34 waste generators who have agreed to contribute $1.9 million to the site cleanup. A current civil action against nine other responsible parties (other generators, transporters, and the owner) seeks court-ordered cleanup and recovery of costs incurred.

Status (March 23, 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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