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Superfund Site Report: GEIGY CHEMICAL CORP. (ABERDEEN PLANT)
 
 
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  • Site Description
    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...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Manufacturing process
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    CAMPHECHLORXX   
    DDDXX   
    DDTXX   


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for GEIGY CHEMICAL CORP. (ABERDEEN PLANT):

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

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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: GEIGY CHEMICAL CORP. (ABERDEEN PLANT)
    EPA ID: NCD981927502
    Address: RT.211,.4MI WEST OF SR 2063
    ABERDEEN, NC 28315
    Other Names: GEIGY CHEMICAL CORP.
      GEIGY CHEMICAL CORP. (ABERDEEN PLANT)
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: October 04, 1989
     
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the GEIGY CHEMICAL CORP. (ABERDEEN PLANT) Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 7
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? No
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 1
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the GEIGY CHEMICAL CORP. (ABERDEEN PLANT) Superfund site.
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