NPL Site Narrative for Summit National
Deerfield Township, Ohio
Federal Register Notice: September 08, 1983
Conditions at listing (October 1981): The Summitt National Site occupies 11 acres near Deerfield Township, Portage County, Ohio. From late 1972 to March 1978, it incinerated liquid wastes from about 60 companies. When it closed, an estimated 16,000 drums and 300,000 gallons of wastes, including flammable solvents, paint sludges, waste oil, and C-56 (a pesticide by-product), remained on-site. Run-off from the facility threatened to contaminate the Berlin Reservoir, a backup water supply for Youngstown. Ground water and soils were contaminated. In October 1980, under Section 311 of the Clean Water Act, EPA spent $160,000 to remove material contaminated with C-56, which threatened the Berlin Reservoir. Between February 1980 and January 1981, the State spent $788,000 to control on-site pollution and to minimize public health hazards.
Status (July 1983): In November 1981, the State reached a settlement with a number of potentially responsible parties to finance a $2.4 million cleanup of the materials stored on the surface.
EPA recently completed 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.