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NPL Site Narrative for Fort Wayne Reduction Dump

FORT WAYNE REDUCTION DUMP
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Federal Register Notice:  June 10, 1986

Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): The Fort Wayne Reduction Dump lies on a 35-acre site in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana. National Recycling Corp. began operations at the site in 1967. Until 1976, it was used as a landfill with minimal recovery of wastes. Among the wastes accepted for disposal were volatile industrial liquids, 2,4-dimethylphenol, methylene chloride, arsenic, and sludges (sewage, paints, varnishes, etc.). The site is now owned by Waste Management, Inc.

Ground water immediately adjacent to the site is contaminated with arsenic, benzene, chloroethane, ethylbenzene, and methylene chloride, according to tests conducted by EPA. The River Haven housing development (estimated population 400) is within 3 miles of the site. Maumee River runs immediately to the north. An estimated 1,100 people living south of the river use wells within 3 miles of the site as a source of drinking water.

Status (June 10, 1986): EPA is conducting 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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