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Superfund Site Report: CIBA-GEIGY CORP. (MCINTOSH PLANT)
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (September l983): Ciba-Geigy Corp. produces industrial organic chemicals, pesticides, agricultural chemicals, and synthetic resins on a 1,500-acre site in McIntosh, Alabama, 50 miles north of Mobile. In the past, waste was disposed of in several on-site landfills and an open burning area located on a bluff line on the eastern side of the plant complex. The Tombigbee River and associated fresh water wetlands are situated to the east of the plant within 100 feet of several former waste disposal areas. These wetlands are subject to periodic flooding by the Tombigbee River. DDT and DDT derivatives have been detected in soils and sediments downgradient of the old burn area, and LINDANE has been detected in a drinking water well on the site, according to analyses conducted by EPA. This well serves the l,500 employees of Ciba-Geigy and Olin Corp., which is located just south of Ciba-Geigy. About 2,200 residents of McIntosh receive drinking water from a public well within 3 miles of the plant. Status (June l984): EPA is considering various alternatives for the site.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Discharge to sewer/surface water
    • Manufacturing process
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Waste pile
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,2,3,4,5,6-HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE (MIXTURE OF ISOMX    
    2,4-DINITROTOLUENE X   
    2,6-DINITROTOLUENE X   
    ATRAZINE    X
    CHLOROBENZENEX    
    CHROMIUMXX   
    CHROMIUM COMPOUNDSXX   
    DDE X   
    DDTXX   
    GAMMA-LINDANEXX   
    PHENOLX    


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 0
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for CIBA-GEIGY CORP. (MCINTOSH PLANT):

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

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    Surface water migration:
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    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: CIBA-GEIGY CORP. (MCINTOSH PLANT)
    EPA ID: ALD001221902
    Address: OFF HWY 43
    MCINTOSH, AL 36553
    Other Names: CIBA-GEIGY CORP
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: Chemical Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 21, 1984
     
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 3
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? No
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

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