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NPL Site Narrative for King of Prussia

KING OF PRUSSIA
Winslow Township, New Jersey

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The King of Prussia Site consists of a 7-acre abandoned chemical waste treatment facility in Winslow Township, in the Pine Barrens area of southern New Jersey. The facility closed in 1975. Six lagoons on the site contain chemical wastes. Records indicate that more than 40,000 drum equivalents of waste water containing toxic chemicals were delivered to the site.

A number of homes within 3 miles of the site, as well as a local industry, have drinking water wells. Arsenic, heavy metals, vinyl chloride, phthalate esters, chloroform, and trichloroethylene have been detected in ground water nearby, and copper, zinc, trichloroethylene, and 1,1,2,2-tetrachloroethane in Great Egg Harbor River.

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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