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NPL Site Narrative for Liquid Disposal, Inc.

Utica, Michigan

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (July 1982): The Liquid Disposal, Inc., (LDI) Site covers 6 acres in Utica, Macomb County, Michigan. The site contains an incinerator for liquid wastes, various industrial liquids and sludges in two lagoons, numerous surface and buried tanks, over 1,000 drums, and numerous small containers. Following an incident in which hydrogen sulfide gas was produced and killed two workers, the citizens of Shelby Township filed suit in January 1982 to permanently enjoin LDI from operating. In April 1982, LDI was forced into involuntary bankruptcy and closed permanently in May 1982. EPA and State investigations have revealed contamination of air, soil, surface water, and ground water in the vicinity of the site. In May 1982 EPA cleaned up a PCB-contaminated oil spill at the site. In July 1982, EPA removed liquid wastes from a lagoon that was in danger of overflowing and contaminated water from the area surrounding the incinerator. A total of $319,000 was expended on these cleanups.

Status (July 1983): In April 1983, EPA awarded a $346,732 Cooperative Agreement to Michigan for a remedial investigation/feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action. In May 1983, $580,000 was approved for a third emergency action involving disposing of wastes in two lagoons, overpacking leaking drums, and removing miscellaneous wastes from the site. The action is scheduled for completion in summer 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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