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NPL Site Narrative for Wayne Waste Oil

WAYNE WASTE OIL
Columbia City, Indiana

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): Wayne Waste Oil, a division of Wayne Reclamation and Recycling, Inc., owns a 27-acre site in Columbia City, Whitley County, Indiana. From 370,000 to 1.4 million gallons of wastes were dumped on the surface, into unlined pits, and into a trench. Analyses indicate high levels of cyanides, lead, chromium, and zinc.

The site is bordered by residences and a lumber yard on two sides, and a bend of the Blue River on the other two sides. Three public wells are located within 220 yards of the site. The primary concern is the threat to ground water. There are open, leaking drums on-site and waste areas that have been covered with sands, as evidenced by disturbed surface soils.

Status (July 1983): The State is performing a health risk assessment on the site. The final report is due in late 1983.

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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