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NPL Site Narrative for Croydon TCE

Croydon, Pennsylvania

Federal Register Notice:  June 10, 1986

Conditions at proposal (September 18, 1985): The Croydon Trichloroethylene (TCE) Site involves the presence of TCE and other volatile organic compounds in ground water and surface water in an industrialized area of Croydon, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. EPA detected contamination in monitoring wells, private wells, and the West and East Branches of Hog Run near where they meet. Hog Run flows into the Delaware River, which reverses its flow in the area because of tidal influences. About 18,000 people depend on water from the Delaware River within 3 miles upstream of the site for drinking water. About 200 people depend on shallow private wells within 3 miles.

To date, no source of the contamination has been positively identified. However, data collected by EPA in April 1985 have identified areas in need of additional investigation.

Status (June 10, 1986): EPA is currently investigating the source of the contamination by surveying local industries, contacting citizens, and reviewing State/county files.

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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