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NPL Site Narrative for Industrial Lane

Williams Township, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Industrial Lane Site is in Williams Township, south of Easton, Pennsylvania. It includes a zoned industrial area and a 29-acre sanitary landfill located south of Industrial Lane. The landfill has been in operation since the late 19th century. The current owners purchased the Industrial Lane Site in 1958, at which time it was operating as an open dump. The owners are currently operating under a State sanitary landfill permit and are negotiating with the State for closure of a portion of the landfill and opening of a new area.

Several residences get drinking water from individual wells located between the landfill and the Lehigh River. In July 1982, EPA detected hazardous substances, including lead, benzene, chloroform, and carbon tetrachloride, in three private wells. The State and EPA are conducting a water sampling program of these and other private wells in the area and are also continuing their investigation of all potential sources of ground water contamination in the area.

Status (June 1984): EPA is beginning a remedial investigation to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and will discuss plans for the investigation at a public meeting.

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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