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NPL Site Narrative for Jadco-Hughes Facility

Belmont, North Carolina

Federal Register Notice:  June 10, 1986

Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): The Jadco-Hughes Facility covers about 6 acres in Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina. Chemical wastes were received from industries and reprocessed to recover whatever could be resold. The residues remaining were deposited in a landfill on the site.

About 8,000 to 10,000 drums had accumulated by August 1975, when the company stopped operating. The drums were stacked at several locations and were in various states of deterioration. Several large storage tanks were also on-site.

Analyses conducted by EPA revealed the presence of cyanide, arsenic, copper, lead, methylene chloride, and toluene in soil samples taken from the site. It appears likely that the contaminants will migrate into ground water since the landfill was unlined and approximately 6 feet above the water table. Approximately 4,700 people use wells within 3 miles of the site as a source of drinking water.

Status (June 10, 1986): In July 1985, EPA identified over 30 parties potentially responsible for wastes associated with 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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