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NPL Site Narrative for Leonard Chemical Co., Inc.

Rock Hill, South Carolina

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): Leonard Chemical Co., Inc., stored wastes and disposed of process residues (mainly distillation bottoms and chemical wastes) on a 7-acre site in Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina. About 3,400 drums and 11,500 gallons of various chemical wastes in surface tanks were stored on the site. Numerous spills and leaks have occurred, threatening ground water. The State ordered Leonard Chemical to install three monitoring wells at the site. The company's data indicate low levels of organic contamination in a shallow aquifer. In May 1983, a group of generators, in response to a State Consent Order, retained a contractor to remove surface wastes from the site. The operation was completed in June 1983. However, due to low estimates in the generators' bid proposal, not all of the surface wastes were removed.

Status (June 1984): The generators of wastes at the site have voluntarily moved more than 80 percent of the waste. The State is negotiating a Consent Order to complete the cleanup.

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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