Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

LOVE CANAL
NIAGARA FALLS, NY

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 #
1,2,3-TRICHLOROBENZENE Sediment SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02)   87-61-6
1,2,3-TRICHLOROBENZENE Surface Water SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02)   87-61-6
2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN (TCDD) Sediment SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02)   1746-01-6
2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN (TCDD) Sediment THERMAL TREATMENT (05)   1746-01-6
2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN (TCDD) Surface Water SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02)   1746-01-6
ANTIMONY Soil 93 RD STREET SCHOOL (06) ATSDR Profile 7440-36-0
ARSENIC Sediment SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Soil 93 RD STREET SCHOOL (06) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Soil 93RD STREET SCHOOL (09) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Surface Water SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
BENZENE Sediment SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02) ATSDR Profile 71-43-2
BENZENE Surface Water SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02) ATSDR Profile 71-43-2
BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE Soil 93 RD STREET SCHOOL (06)   205-99-2
BENZOYL CHLORIDE Solid Waste SITE EVAL/DISP (01)   98-88-4
BENZO[A]ANTHRACENE Soil 93 RD STREET SCHOOL (06)   56-55-3
BENZO[A]PYRENE Soil 93 RD STREET SCHOOL (06)   50-32-8
CHLOROBENZENE Solid Waste SITE EVAL/DISP (01) ATSDR Profile 108-90-7
CHROMIUM Soil 93RD STREET SCHOOL (09) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHRYSENE Soil 93 RD STREET SCHOOL (06)   218-01-9
DIOXINS (CHLORINATED DIBENZODIOXINS) Soil 93 RD STREET SCHOOL (06)   136677-09-3
DIOXINS (CHLORINATED DIBENZODIOXINS) Solid Waste SITE EVAL/DISP (01)   136677-09-3
GAMMA-HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE (LINDANE) Solid Waste SITE EVAL/DISP (01)   58-89-9
INDENO(1,2,3-CD)PYRENE Soil 93 RD STREET SCHOOL (06)   193-39-5
LEAD Soil 93 RD STREET SCHOOL (06) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
LEAD Soil 93RD STREET SCHOOL (09) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
MERCURY Soil 93 RD STREET SCHOOL (06) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
PESTICIDES Soil 93RD STREET SCHOOL (09)   E966580
PESTICIDES Solid Waste SITE EVAL/DISP (01)   E966580
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Soil 93RD STREET SCHOOL (09)   130498-29-2
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Solid Waste SITE EVAL/DISP (01)   130498-29-2
TOLUENE Sediment SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TOLUENE Soil 93RD STREET SCHOOL (09) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TOLUENE Surface Water SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TRICHLOROPHENOL (MIXED ISOMERS) Solid Waste SITE EVAL/DISP (01)   25167-82-2
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS) Soil 93RD STREET SCHOOL (09) ATSDR Profile 1330-20-7
ZINC Sediment SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Surface Water SEWERS/CREEKS/BERM (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6

About CAS #

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) is a division of the American Chemical Society. CAS builds and maintains the largest and most current database of chemical substance information in the world. These chemical substances are labeled with CAS Registry Numbers® (CASRNs or CAS Numbers) and are used internationally as unique numeric identifiers for a single substance. They have no chemical significance and, because they are widely used, are a link to a wealth of information about a specific chemical substance. They are provided here for reference purposes to hopefully aide you in researching the respective chemical. For more information, visit the CAS Web site. Exit

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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