Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed
Conditions at proposal (June 24, 1988): The Geigy Chemical Corp. Site covers 1 acre in eastern Moore County, North Carolina. It is on a railroad right-of-way on Route 211 just east of the corporate city limits of Aberdeen. Aberdeen and Rockfish Railroad owns the land, but it has been occupied by various chemical companies since 1947. Four aboveground storage tanks, an office building, and warehouses now occupy the site. During 1949-55, Geigy Chemical Corp. formulated technical-grade solid and liquid pesticides at the site. DDT was blended, along with other chlorinated pesticides such as LINDANE and TOXAPHENE. Olin Chemicals subsequently operated the plant from 1956 to 1967. In 1987, EPA detected pesticides, including TOXAPHENE, DDT, and LINDANE, in surface and subsurface soils on the site. Ground water contamination is possible because the State has found low concentrations of LINDANE in private and municipal wells. More...
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