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NPL Site Narrative for Geiger (C & M Oil)

Rantoules, South Carolina

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Geiger Site, previously known as the C & M Oil Site, occupies about 5 acres in the small community of Rantowles, South Carolina. The site, an abandoned waste oil facility, consists of 7 unlined pits (each roughly 50 feet wide, 100 feet long, and 1 to 2 feet deep) containing about 35,000 gallons of a waste oil/water mixture. EPA analysis of the mixture indicated the presence of trichloroethane and dimethylbenzene. To the east of the pits is a pond with an outlet to the north. Run-off from the site flows through substantial hardwood swamps and estuarine marshes before emptying into Wallace River.

Status (June 1984): EPA has completed a search for parties potentially responsible for wastes associated with the site. A financial assessment of the parties is pending.

A remedial investigation/feasibility study is under consideration. It would determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action.

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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