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NPL Site Narrative for Nease Chemical

Salem, Ohio

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Nease Chemical Site occupies 20 acres in Salem, Mahoning County, Ohio. It manufactured chemicals such as pesticides and fire retardants from 1961 until 1973, when the State closed it because it discharged waste water illegally. While the plant was operating, process wastes were put into drums, which were then buried on-site. Also, wastes were placed in unlined lagoons as part of waste water treatment. The drums are leaking, and the lagoons are leaching. An on-site well and leachate from a lagoon contain organic compounds, including chlorinated organics.

Status (July 1983): EPA is considering various alternatives for this 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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