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NPL Site Narrative for Shriver's Corner

Straban Township, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  June 10, 1986

Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): The Shriver's Corner Site is comprised of two areas covering about 10 acres along Route 394 in Straban Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania. Both areas have accepted drums of liquid wastes from the Westinghouse Elevator Co. plant in Cumberland Township. (The Westinghouse plant is also being proposed for the NPL at this time.) Drums of 1,1,1-trichloroethane, toluene, xylene, and other solvents were disposed of on the property north of Route 394. The southern property was reportedly used for the disposal of paint sludges, solvents, and 1,1,1-trichloroethane.

Ground water is contaminated with various organic compounds, according to tests conducted by EPA and the State. About 5,000 people use wells within 3 miles of the site as a source of drinking water. In April 1984, under a CERCLA Section 106 issued by EPA, Westinghouse removed about 80 surface drums and 250 cubic yards of contaminated soils and sent the materials to an approved disposal site. Westinghouse has provided carbon filters for some residential wells.

Status (June 10, 1986): In January 1985, EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources signed a multisite cooperative agreement which provides CERCLA funds to the State for various sites, including Shriver's Corner. The funds are to start work preparatory to a remedial investigation/feasibility study (RI/FS) to determine the types and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action.

In April 1985, EPA completed a search for parties potentially responsible for wastes associated with the site.

A final workplan for the RI/FS is due shortly. The State will then begin to negotiate with potentially responsible parties for the RI/FS.

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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