Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

SULLIVAN'S LEDGE
NEW BEDFORD, MA

Contaminant List

EPA has identified the chemical substances (i.e., hazardous substances, pollutants or contaminants) listed below as contaminants of concern (COCs) for the site. COCs are the chemical substances found at the site that EPA has determined pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment. These are the substances evaluated by EPA to be addressed by cleanup actions at the site.

To identify COCs, EPA:

  • Identifies people and ecological resources that could be exposed to contamination found at the site;
  • Determines the amount and type of contaminants present; and
  • Determines the human health or ecological effects that could result from contact with the contaminants.

The list of COCs provided below come from EPA’s remedy decisions for this site. This list may not reflect a modification to these decisions that removes a contaminant from the COC list. Also, after the decision, a COC may have been cleaned up.

EPA is working to improve data quality. The information presented on this page is undergoing review for accuracy and completeness, and may be subject to change.

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Contaminant Name Contaminated
Media
Area of Site Found
(Operable Unit)
More Information CAS #
1,2-DIHYDROACENAPHTHYLENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   83-32-9
1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 106-46-7
2-BUTANONE (METHYL ETHYL KETONE) Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 78-93-3
4-METHYLPHENOL (P-CRESOL) Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   106-44-5
9H-FLUORENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   86-73-7
ACENAPHTHYLENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   208-96-8
ACETONE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 67-64-1
ACETONE Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 67-64-1
ANTHRACENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   120-12-7
AROCLOR 1254 Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 11097-69-1
AROCLOR 1254 Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 11097-69-1
BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   205-99-2
BENZO(GHI)PERYLENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   191-24-2
BENZO(K)FLUORANTHENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   207-08-9
BENZOIC ACID Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   65-85-0
BENZO[A]ANTHRACENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   56-55-3
BENZO[A]PYRENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   50-32-8
BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 117-81-7
BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 117-81-7
BUTYL BENZYL PHTHALATE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   85-68-7
CADMIUM Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CARBON TETRACHLORIDE Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 56-23-5
CHLOROFORM Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 67-66-3
CHROMIUM Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHROMIUM Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHRYSENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   218-01-9
COPPER Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
DI-N-OCTYL PHTHALATE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 117-84-0
DIBENZO(A,H)ANTHRACENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   53-70-3
DIBENZOFURAN Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   132-64-9
DICHLOROMETHANE (METHYLENE CHLORIDE) Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 75-09-2
FLUORANTHENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   206-44-0
INDENO(1,2,3-CD)PYRENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   193-39-5
IRON Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   7439-89-6
IRON Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   7439-89-6
LEAD Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
LEAD Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
MANGANESE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
N,N-DIPHENYLNITROUS AMIDE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 86-30-6
P,P'-DDD Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 72-54-8
P,P'-DDE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 72-55-9
P,P'-DDT Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 50-29-3
PENTACHLOROPHENOL Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 87-86-5
PHENOL Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 108-95-2
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Groundwater OU1 REST OF SITE (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Sediment OU1 REST OF SITE (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Soil OU1 REST OF SITE (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Sediment OU1 REST OF SITE (01)   31336-36-3
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Groundwater OU1 REST OF SITE (01)   130498-29-2
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Sediment OU1 REST OF SITE (01)   130498-29-2
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Soil OU1 REST OF SITE (01)   130498-29-2
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   130498-29-2
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   130498-29-2
PYRENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02)   129-00-0
TOLUENE Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
VANADIUM Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-62-2
VANADIUM Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-62-2
ZINC Soil OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Surface Water OU2 MIDDLE MARSH (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6

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About ATSDR

The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR is charged under the Superfund law (CERCLA) to assess the presence and nature of health hazards at specific Superfund sites, to help prevent or reduce further exposure and the illnesses that result from such exposures, and to expand the knowledge base about health effects from exposure to hazardous substances. ATSDR maintains a series of fact sheets and profiles about contaminants of concern commonly found at Superfund sites. Links to these resources are provided above when available. For more information, visit the ATSDR Web site. Exit

About EPA’s IRIS

The Integrated Risk Information System (IRIS), prepared and maintained by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), is an electronic database containing information on human health effects that may result from exposure to various chemicals in the environment. IRIS was initially developed for EPA staff in response to a growing demand for consistent information on chemical substances for use in risk assessments, decision-making and regulatory activities. The information in IRIS is intended for those without extensive training in toxicology, but with some knowledge of health sciences. For more information, visit the EPA IRIS Web site.

About EPA’s SRS

The Substance Registry System (SRS) is the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) central system for information about regulated and monitored substances. The system provides a common basis for identification of chemicals, biological organisms, and other substances listed in EPA regulations and data systems, as well as substances of interest from other sources, such as publications. The system does not provide health hazard information at this time. For more information, visit the EPA SRS Web site.

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