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Superfund Site Report: BARBER ORCHARD
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    Conditions at Proposal (January 11, 2001): The Barber Orchard site is located along U.S. Highway 74 in Waynesville, Haywood County, North Carolina. The property is about 400 acres in size and was used as a commercial apple from about 1908 to 1988; a portion of the property is still used to grow apples. Part of the orchard has been developed into a residential community. Throughout its operational years, various pesticide mixtures containing DDT, HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE (BHC), ENDRIN, and/or DIELDRIN, as well as ARSENIC, LEAD, and other hazardous substances, were applied to the orchard to control insects and rodents. Pesticides and related metals from spills, leaks, and improper disposal of pesticide-contaminated containers, as well as from product application, have been detected in soils and ground water throughout the site. The site is being proposed to the NPL because pesticide-related contamination is present in residential soils and in private drinking water wells.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ALPHA-CHLORDANE   X 
    ARSENIC   X 
    ARSENIC COMPOUNDS   X 
    DDD   X 
    DDE   X 
    DDT   X 
    DELTA-BHCX  X 
    DIELDRIN   X 
    ENDOSULFAN   X 
    ENDRINX  X 
    ENDRIN ALDEHYDE   X 
    ENDRIN KETONEX  X 
    GAMMA-CHLORDANE   X 
    HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE(ALPHA,BETA,GAMMA)   X 
    HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE, ALPHA ISOMERX  X 
    HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE, BETA ISOMERX  X 
    LEAD (PB)X  X 
    LINDANEX  X 
    SULFATE (ION)   X 
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for BARBER ORCHARD:

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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: BARBER ORCHARD
    EPA ID: NCSFN0406989
    Address: U.S. HIGHWAY 23/74
    WAYNESVILLE, NC 28786
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 13, 2001
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown
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