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Superfund Site Report: DIAZ CHEMICAL CORPORATION
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Emergency Removal of Contaminants / Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    The Diaz Chemical Corporation ("Diaz") site (CERCLIS ID No. NYD067532580) is a former chemical manufacturing facility that had a long history of releases into a neighboring residential community. An air release from a non-permitted emission point in January 2002 left solidified drops containing 2-chloro-6-fluorophenol (CFP) on residential and public property, including houses, cars and a swing set, as far as 0.31 mile east-northeast of the facility. The release produced odors that were reported as far as 12 miles away. In addition to CFP, other phenolic compounds and toluene were also present in the released chemical mixture. Residential neighbors complained of odors and respiratory and other ailments associated with the release. Direct observations document this observed release of a CERCLA hazardous substance to the air pathway. There is a residential and student (day-care) population of approximately 1,096 people within 0.5 mile of the Diaz facility. The 5.5-acre, wedge-shaped Diaz facility is located at 40 Jackson Street in the Village of Holley, Orleans County, New York, approximately 25 miles west of Rochester. Prior to its use by Diaz, the property was used for food processing and cider vinegar production from 1890 until 1974. From 1974 until June 2003, Diaz manufactured and stored intermediate organic chemicals for the pharmaceutical, agricultural, photographic, color and dye, and personal care products industries.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

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    Air Soil Other
    (P-CHLOROPHENYL)TRIFLUOROMETHANE    X
    1,2-DIBROMOETHANE  X  
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE  X  
    ACETOPHENONE  X  
    AMMONIA  X  
    AMMONIUM NITRATE  X  
    AMMONIUM SULFATE  X  
    ANTHRACENE    X
    BENZ(A)ANTHRACENE    X
    BENZENE  X  
    BENZENE, FLUORO-    X
    BENZO(A)PYRENE    X
    BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE    X
    BENZO(GHI)PERYLENE    X
    BENZO(K)FLUORANTHENE    X
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE    X
    BROMINE  X  
    CARBAZOLE    X
    CAUSTIC SODA    X
    CHLORDANE    X
    CHLORINE  X  
    CHLOROBENZENE  X  
    CHLOROTOLUENES    X
    CHRYSENE    X
    DIBENZ(A,H)ANTHRACENE    X
    DICHLOROMETHANE  X  
    ENDRIN    X
    ETHYLBENZENE  X  
    FLUORANTHENE    X
    HEPTACHLOR    X
    HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE    X
    HYDROBROMIDE ACID    X
    HYDROCHLORIC ACID  X  
    INDENO(1,2,3-CD)PYRENE    X
    M-CRESOL  X  
    METHANOL  X  
    METHYL ETHYL KETONE    X
    N-BUTYL ALCOHOL  X  
    NITRIC ACID  X  
    PHENANTHRENE    X
    PHENOL    X
    PYRENE    X
    SODIUM BROMIDE    X
    SULFURIC ACID  X  
    TOLUENE  X  
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)  X  
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for DIAZ CHEMICAL CORPORATION:

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  • Site Information
    Site Name: DIAZ CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    EPA ID: NYD067532580
    Address: 40 JACKSON STREET, HOLLEY, NY 14470
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: Chemical Plant
    Date of Proposed Listing on the NPL: March 08, 2004
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown
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