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NPL Site Narrative for FMC Corp. (Yakima)

Yakima, Washington

Federal Register Notice:  September 08, 1983

Conditions at listing (December 1982): The FMC Corp. Site covers about 4 acres in Yakima, Washington. From 1952 to 1959, FMC and other firms disposed of agricultural pesticides in a "poison pit" on FMC's property. The unlined pit contains at least 44 cubic yards of mixed chemicals and residues, and the surrounding soil appears contaminated. A high potential exists for contamination of ground water, which supplies residential wells in the area.

Status (July 1983): Samples of soil were taken in June 1983. Results are expected soon. The State is working with FMC to determine what other actions are needed and to schedule them.

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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