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NPL Site Narrative for Waste Disposal Engineering

WASTE DISPOSAL ENGINEERING
Andover, Minnesota

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (July 1982): The Waste Disposal Engineering (WDE) Site covers 114 acres in Andover, Anoka County, Minnesota. About 6,600 drums of hazardous wastes were placed in a 0.2-acre pit between November 1972 and January 1974. Ground water beneath the site in the upper sand aquifer is highly contaminated. Contaminants include chlorinated organic compounds, benzene, and toluene. Since 1952, the rest of the landfill has handled municipal wastes.

Status (July 1983): In January 1983, Melron, Inc., stopped operation of the landfill and is covering the site with lime sludge. (WDE merged with other companies in May 1975.)

In June 1983, the State submitted a draft Cooperative Agreement to EPA for a remedial investigation/feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action. It is being reviewed.

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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