MCLOUTH STEEL CORP
Health & Environment
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PCB Waste Material - PCBs are a group of man-made organic chemicals consisting of carbon, hydrogen, and chlorine atoms. PCBs have no known taste or smell, and range in consistency from an oil to a waxy solid. PCBs have been demonstrated to cause a variety of adverse health effects. They have been shown to cause cancer in animals as well as a number of serious non-cancer health effects in animals, including: effects on the immune system, reproductive system, nervous system, endocrine system and other health effects. The proposed settlement requires the purchaser to remove water and sludges from 22 subsurface structures as well as sample five areas that have been identified as areas where PCBs may have been released to determine the horizontal extent of PCB contamination above 25 ppm.
Asbestos - Asbestos is a mineral fiber that occurs in rock and soil and because of its fiber strength and heat resistance asbestos has been used in a variety of building construction materials for insulation and as a fire retardant. Exposure to asbestos increases your risk of developing lung disease. The proposed settlement will ensure the demolition of most remaining structures and the removal of asbestos.
- Dioxins, Furans, PCBs
- Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
- Volatile organic compounds
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|Status at this
|What does this mean?|
|Human Exposure Under Control||Insufficient Data||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||Insufficient Data||
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||No||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.