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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (September 1983): From 1960 through 1977, United CHROME Products, Inc., discharged an unknown quantity of CHROME plating waste water into a dry well on a 2.5-acre site in Corvallis, Oregon. The facility continues plating operations on the site. Soil on the site, as well as sediments and water in adjacent surface drainages, including Booneville Slough, are contaminated with CHROMIUM, according to analyses conducted by the State and EPA. The level in Booneville Slough exceeds Oregon water quality standards and EPA recommended water quality criteria. An aquifer is beneath the site at 30 feet. The City of Corvallis supplies drinking water from this aquifer to the Airport Industrial Park. The effects of United Chrome's waste disposal practices on the aquifer are unknown at this time. In early l983, the State conducted a field investigation, which included sampling of soil and run-off at the facility, surface water and sediment in local drainages leading to the Willamette River, and four nearby wells. In June 1983, EPA drilled five additional deep wells into the aquifer to determine ground water flow.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Discharge to sewer/surface water
    • Inadvertent spill
    • Other
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: No data
    List ground water uses.
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for UNITED CHROME PRODUCTS, INC.:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground water migration:

    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., OREGON, or in BENTON County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *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
    EPA ID: ORD009043001
    Address: 2000 AIRPORT RD
    CORVALLIS, OR 97330
    Site Ownership: Municipality
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 21, 1984
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the UNITED CHROME PRODUCTS, INC. Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 11
    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: 1

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the UNITED CHROME PRODUCTS, INC. Superfund site.
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