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NPL Site Narrative for Chemsol, Inc.

Piscataway, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): Chemsol, Inc., was a chemical manufacturer in Piscataway, New Jersey. The site is no longer active. The State determined that 40 drums of chemical waste are buried at the 12-acre site and suspects that more may be buried.

Both surface water and ground water near this site are contaminated with chlorinated solvents (including trichloroethylene, tetrachloroethylene, and carbon tetrachloride) and other toxic organic chemicals. Soils have also been contaminated from leaking drums. Ground water is used primarily for industrial processes, although there are private wells in the area.

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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