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What Are the Risks at the Site?
The contamination at the former Pesticide Pile Area was the residue left after the removal of approximately 160 cubic yards of pesticide-contaminated debris in June 1983. The former Pesticide Mixing Shed was used during the active operation of the Jefferson Orchard to formulate pesticides for use at the orchard. The contaminants of concern at the Site included DDT and its metabolites, DDD and DDE, and the alpha, beta, delta, and gamma isomers of hexachlorocyclohexane (HCCH). Gamma HCCH is also known as Lindane. After cleanup, the Site does not pose an unacceptable risk to human health and the environment.
Contaminant descriptions and risk factors are available from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), an arm of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
EPA uses performance measures to track environmental results at Superfund sites. If you have any questions or concerns about the measures at this site, please contact the site team members listed under Site Contacts.
Read more about Superfund Remedial Performance Measures.
|Status at this
|What does this mean?|
|Human Exposure Under Control||Yes||Yes means assessments indicate that across the entire site:
No means an unsafe level of contamination has been detected at the site and a reasonable expectation exists that people could be exposed.Insufficient data means that, due to uncertainty regarding exposures, one cannot draw conclusions as to whether human exposures are controlled, typically because:
|Groundwater Migration Under Control||Not a Ground Water Site||
Yes means EPA reviewed all information on known and reasonably expected groundwater contamination. EPA concluded the migration of contaminated groundwater is stabilized and there is no unacceptable discharge to surface water. EPA will conduct monitoring to confirm that affected groundwater remains in the original area of contamination.
No means EPA has reviewed all information on known and reasonably expected groundwater contamination, and the migration of contaminated groundwater is not stabilized.
Insufficient data means that due to uncertainty regarding contaminated groundwater migration, EPA cannot draw conclusions as to whether the migration of contaminated groundwater is stabilized.
Yes means the physical construction of the cleanup is complete for the entire site.
No means either physical construction is not complete or actions are still needed to address contamination.
|Sitewide Ready for Anticipated Use||Yes||Yes means:
No means that one or more of these three criteria have not been met. However, a site listed as no may still have redevelopment occurring on portions of the site and may be eligible for additional redevelopment.