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NPL Site Narrative for Walsh Landfill

WALSH LANDFILL
Honeybrook Township, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Walsh Landfill operated on an 8-acre site in Honeybrook Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Operations at the unpermitted site reportedly began prior to 1971 and continued until the State forced the landfill to close in 1976. The owner accepted both municipal and industrial wastes. Samples obtained by the State from on-site monitoring wells (installed by the State as part of the closure plan) contain organic compounds. Nearby residential wells sampled by the State and county are also contaminated with organic compounds.

Status (June 1984): The State and EPA have signed a Cooperative Agreement for a remedial investigation/feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action. Also, EPA plans to inspect the site in mid-June 1984 to determine if any immediate response is necessary.

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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