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NPL Site Narrative for Westline Site

Westline, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Westline Site covers about 40 acres in Westline, McKeon County, Pennsylvania. The privately owned site consists of a series of abandoned lagoons once used to hold sludge and other residues from a wood chemical plant that operated from the late 1800s to 1952. The lagoons have contaminated local ground water with phenol and other organic compounds. Low levels of organic compounds have also been identified in nearby Kinzua Creek.

Status (July 1983): After an investigation by EPA, the present owners of the properties on which the lagoons are located fenced the lagoons to prevent direct contact with the wastes. EPA is preparing a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

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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