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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    Conditions at Proposal (September 5, 2002): The Pesticide Warehouse III (PWIII) site is an active facility located at Road No. 670, kilometer (km) 3.7, in a rural/residential area of Manati, Puerto Rico. The site is approximately 2 acres in size and consists of a main warehouse, a smaller warehouse, and a small shed which contains an on-site well. The PWIII site is bounded to the south by Road No. 670, to the west and north by fields, and to the east by a church and a retirement home. The Puerto Rico Land Authority (PRLA) owned and operated the site from 1954 to 1996. Site operations during this period included the preparation of pesticides/insecticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. The site is currently privately owned and operated. In 1996-1997, EPA conducted a Site Inspection (SI) investigation which consisted of an on-site reconnaissance and a subsequent sampling site inspection. During the reconnaissance, the following were noted to be stored in bags within the main warehouse: magnesium sulfate, Ochoa fertilizer, sulfate of potash, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, urea, MoCap 10G, Karmex DF, Baylethon, Hyvar X, Nemacor 3, and Solobar. Spilled materials were noted throughout the warehouse. In addition, stained soils were noted throughout the site. Surface drainage was observed to be toward the west, where it entered a drainage ditch.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    DIURON    X
    ZINC    X
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for PESTICIDE WAREHOUSE III:

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

    Overall site:
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    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., PUERTO RICO, or in MANATI 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: PRD987367299
    Address: ROAD 670 KM 3.7 PALO ALTO
    MANATI, PR 00674
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: April 30, 2003
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown
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