Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed
Conditions at proposal (January 22, 1987): The Aberdeen Pesticide Dumps Site is in Aberdeen, a rural area in Moore County, North Carolina. The site consists of five dumps within 2 miles of each other. All but one are privately owned. The 1.5-acre Fairway Six dump was discovered in August l984 during construction of a golf course. In October 1984, the North Carolina Solid and Hazardous Waste Management Branch (SHWMB) found several bags labeled TOXAPHENE and noted a strong chemical odor. SHWMB analyses found DDT, DDD, TOXAPHENE, and LINDANE (BHC) in the soil. The Twin dumps cover about 1 acre; one is privately owned and one is owned by Aberdeen and used for recreation. They are separated by 350 feet. The dumps were reported to SHWMB in August l984 by State highway personnel who had smelled chemical odors in the area. SHWMB detected various pesticides in Twin dumps soil. Several operations have manufactured pesticides in a building 500 feet from the dumps: Taylor Chemical Co. (1936-64); E-Z Flo, owned by Union Carbide Corp. (1964-72); and Farm Chemicals, Inc. More...
Sources of Contamination:
- Dumping - unauthorized
- Inadvertent spill
- Storage - drums/containers of waste
- Storage - raw material
- Waste pile