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NPL Site Narrative for Ossineke Ground Water Contamination

Ossineke, Michigan

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Ossineke Ground Water Contamination Site is near Ossineke, Alpena County, Michigan. Starting in 1977, several shallow wells were contaminated with benzene, xylene, trichloroethylene, and chloroform. A deeper aquifer, about 70 feet below the surface, is providing water that has not been found to be contaminated to date. The State identified a laundromat and a gasoline station as potential sources of the contamination.

Status (July 1983): EPA is preparing a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. It will guide further actions at the site.

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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