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NPL Site Narrative for Lemberger Transport & Recycling, Inc.

Franklin Township, Wisconsin

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): From 1969 to 1976, Lemberger Transport & Recycling, Inc., operated an unlined landfill in Franklin Township, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. From 800,000 to 1 million gallons of tars and paint sludges were buried at the site. Heavy metals (mainly cadmium and lead) and phenols have leached into ground water, according to analyses conducted by the State. Large quantities of aluminum dust are also buried nearby. Ground water connected to the site supplies water for more than 900 people within 3 miles of the site.

The owner of the site farms property adjoining the site and has plowed portions of the site, exposing bulk wastes and drums.

In 1982, the State signed a Consent Order with the company requiring a report on site conditions, extent of ground water contamination, and preliminary remedial actions.

Status (June 1984): The company has not fully complied with the Consent Order, so the State has referred the matter to the State Attorney General's Office for action.

EPA is conducting a search for parties potentially responsible for wastes associated with 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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