Superfund Site for Pollutant Pcbs Found in General Motors (Central Foundry Division), Massena, St. Lawrence, New York 13662
The pollutant Pcbs has been found in General Motors (Central Foundry Division), Massena, St. Lawrence, New York. New York State environmental authorities have established this Superfund to defer the cost of Pcbs cleanup. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports that Pcbs is a hazardous material that has been known to cause serious health problems. The contamination of this site may include the groundwater, soil, or air, due to spills, leaching, or release of gases from hazardous materials.
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Complete listing of pollutants found at this site: Pcbs, Pcbs, Phenol, Vinyl Chloride, Trichloroethylene, 1,2-Trans-Dichloroethylene, Polychlorinated Biphenyls, Not Provided.
Conditions at listing (September 1983): The General Motors (Central Foundry Division) Site is a 165-acre aluminum casting facility on the St. Lawrence River, in Massena, St. Lawrence County, New York. The site contains two areas that have received an estimated 30,000 cubic yards of PCB-contaminated sludges generated from recycling of hydraulic oil formerly used in the plant's machinery. A portion of the waste lies below the water table. An additional 9,000 gallons of contaminated oil are stored in an abandoned pump house. Analyses by the State indicate that ground water and surface water are contaminated on the site. Run-off is toward the Raquette River, St. Lawrence River, and the St. Regis Indian Reservation; all are about 1,000 feet from the site. The company's response to an information request letter indicates there are other areas of concern at the facility.
Status (June 1984): EPA and the State are planning a remedial investigation/feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action.
Facility Description: Not A Federal Facility
Facility District Code: 24
|Pollutant||Media Description||Naming Agent|
|Phenol||Sludge||Base Neutral Acids|
|Phenol||Groundwater||Base Neutral Acids|
|Vinyl Chloride||Surface Water||VOCs|
|Phenol||Surface Water||Base Neutral Acids|
|Not Provided||Debris||Not Provided|
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