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Superfund Site Report: ABERDEEN PESTICIDE DUMPS
 
 
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  • Site Description
    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
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ALDRINXX   
    CAMPHECHLORXX   
    DDDXX   
    DDEXX   
    DDTXX   
    GAMMA-LINDANEXX   
    HEPTACHLORXX   


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? Yes
    Population served by the wells now shut down: No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: No data
    Aquifer discharges into: Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 1,001 - 5,000
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for ABERDEEN PESTICIDE DUMPS:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground 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: ABERDEEN PESTICIDE DUMPS
    EPA ID: NCD980843346
    Address: OFF HWY 5 W
    ABERDEEN, NC 28315
    Other Names: ABERDEEN PESTICIDE DUMPS
      ABERDEEN PESTICIDES TWIN SITES
      FAIRWAY SIX
      FARM CHEMICAL
      MCIVER PESTICIDE SITE
      ROUTE 211
      RT.211-ABERDEEN PESTICIDES
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: Landfill
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: March 31, 1989
     
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 67
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 1

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