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NPL Site Narrative for Johns-Manville Corp.

Waukegan, Illinois

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Johns-Manville Corp. Site covers about 350 acres on the shore of Lake Michigan, north of Waukegan, Illinois. On the site is a 970,000-cubic-yard pile of asbestos wastes. Significant levels of asbestos have been found in downwind air samples. The State has noted violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act regarding operation of the waste pile.

Status (July 1983): EPA and the State are currently developing the scope of work for a remedial investigation/feasibility study to 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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