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NPL Site Narrative for Hagen Farm

Stoughton, Wisconsin

Federal Register Notice:  July 22, 1987

Conditions at proposal (September 18, 1985): Hagen Farm covers 5 acres in the rural area southeast of Stoughton, Dane County, Wisconsin. The site is a former gravel pit that accepted wastes during 1950-60 without a permit. An investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) in 1982 discovered approximately 5,000 uncovered sealed drums of waste material. In 1984, WDNR detected xylene, tetrahydrofuran, acetone, ethylbenzene, vinyl chloride, and other organic solvents in monitoring wells at the site.

Private wells within 3 miles of the farm supply drinking water for an estimated 940 people. The majority of Stoughton's 7,500 residents draw water from the municipal wells within 3 miles of the farm.

In 1983, the Wisconsin Department of Justice filed an enforcement action against Uniroyal, Inc., and Waste Management of Wisconsin, Inc., asking for investigation and cleanup of the site. The case is pending.

Status (July 22, 1987): EPA has sent general notice letters to individuals and parties potentially responsible for wastes associated with the site informing them of their potential liability. EPA is now negotiating with them to conduct a remedial investigation/feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action.

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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