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NPL Site Narrative for Master Disposal Service, Inc., Landfill

Brookfield, Wisconsin

Federal Register Notice:  September 21, 1984

Conditions at listing (September 1983): Master Disposal Service, Inc., operated a 40-acre landfill on the western edge of Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. The site was licensed by the State to receive wastes in August 1977. Between 1962 and January 1982, the company filled a 26-acre wetland near the banks of the Fox River with in excess of 1.5 million gallons of industrial wastes -- solvents, paints, adhesives, oils, and foundry wastes. No wastes have been accepted for about 2 years.

State sampling established that ground water near the site is contaminated by chromium, lead, phenols, and PCBs. A ditch drains from the site into the Fox River.

In 1977, the State signed a Stipulated Agreement requiring the company to develop and implement a proper site abandonment plan.

Status (June 1984): Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources and the Attorney General's Office have been dealing with the company to bring it into compliance with the Stipulated Agreement.

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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