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Superfund Site Report: DIAMOND SHAMROCK CORP (PAINESVILLE WORKS)
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Emergency Removal of Contaminants / Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    Diamond Shamrock Corp.'s Painesville Works covers about 500 acres between Lake Erie and the Grand River in Painesville, Lake County, Ohio. The site is bordered on the east by a large tire manufacturing company and on the west by an industrial area in the city of Fairport Harbor. The Diamond Shamrock Works began operations in 1912, producing mainly CAUSTIC SODA. The plant also produced CHROMATE compounds, CHLORINE and chlorinated paraffins, and coke. Diamond Shamrock also accepted and disposed of used spent pickle liquor from nearby steel industries. In October 1931, the plant began production of chromates, including SODIUM dichromate, POTASSIUM dichromate, and CHROMIC ACID. The plant closed in 1972. In 1977, the State of Ohio approved a reclamation plan submitted by Diamond Shamrock. In accordance with the plan, Diamond Shamrock would cover one of the waste lakes with a clay cover. In 1986, Maxus Energy Corp. bought out Diamond Shamrock Chemical Co.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE X   
    1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENE X   
    1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE    X
    2,3-DICHLOROPHENOL    X
    2-METHYLNAPHTHALENE    X
    ACETONE    X
    AMMONIUM CHLORIDE FUME    X
    ANTHRACENE    X
    ANTIMONY X  X
    ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS X  X
    ARSENIC X   
    BENZENE X   
    BENZO(A)PYRENE X   
    CADMIUM X   
    CARBON DISULFIDE    X
    CAUSTIC SODA    X
    CHLOROBENZENE X   
    CHLOROFORM    X
    CHROMIC ACID    X
    CHROMIUM X   
    CHRYSENE    X
    CYANIDE COMPOUNDS X   
    DIBENZOFURAN    X
    DICHLOROMETHANE    X
    ETHYLBENZENE X   
    FLUORANTHENE    X
    FORMALDEHYDE    X
    HEXACHLORO-1,3-BUTADIENE    X
    HEXACHLOROBENZENE    X
    ISOCYANATES    X
    LEAD X   
    MERCURY X   
    METHYL METHACRYLATE    X
    N,N-DIMETHYLFORMAMIDE    X
    NAPHTHALENE    X
    NONANE    X
    PESTICIDES    X
    PHENANTHRENE    X
    PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS    X
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS X   
    POLYURETHANE POLYMER    X
    PYRENE    X
    SODIUM CHLORIDE    X
    SULFURIC ACID    X
    TRICHLOROBENZENE    X
    TRICHLOROPHENOLS    X
    TRICHLOROPROPANE (ALL ISOMERS)    X
    ZINC    X
    ZINC CHLORIDE FUME    X
    ZINC COMPOUNDS    X


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for DIAMOND SHAMROCK CORP (PAINESVILLE WORKS):

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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: DIAMOND SHAMROCK CORP (PAINESVILLE WORKS)
    EPA ID: OHD980611909
    Address: STATE ROUTE 535
    PAINESVILLE, OH 44077
    Other Names: DIAMOND SHAMROCK LDFL
      DIAMOND SHAMROCK PAINESVILLE WKS
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Proposed Listing on the NPL: May 10, 1993
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the DIAMOND SHAMROCK CORP (PAINESVILLE WORKS) Superfund site.
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