Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

SIDNEY LANDFILL
SIDNEY, 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. The COCs are displayed for the OU numbers indicated in the original decision document. OU numbers may change over time.

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 #
1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 71-55-6
1,1-DICHLOROETHANE Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 75-34-3
1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 75-35-4
1,2-DICHLOROETHENE (CIS AND TRANS MIXTURE) Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 540-59-0
1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE Leachate SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 106-46-7
1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 106-46-7
4-CHLORO-3-METHYLPHENOL Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01)   35421-08-0
4-METHYLPHENOL (P-CRESOL) Leachate SOILS/CAPPING (01)   106-44-5
ACETONE Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 67-64-1
ACETONE Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 67-64-1
ALDRIN Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 309-00-2
ALPHA-CHLORDANE Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01)   5103-71-9
ALUMINUM Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ANTIMONY Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-36-0
AROCLOR 1248 Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 12672-29-6
AROCLOR 1248 Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 12672-29-6
AROCLOR 1248 Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 12672-29-6
ARSENIC Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
BARIUM Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BARIUM Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BENZENE Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 71-43-2
BENZO[A]PYRENE Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01)   50-32-8
BERYLLIUM Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-41-7
BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 117-81-7
CADMIUM Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CADMIUM Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CADMIUM Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CHLORDANE Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01)   57-74-9
CHLOROBENZENE Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 108-90-7
CHLOROETHENE (VINYL CHLORIDE) Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 75-01-4
CHLOROMETHANE Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 74-87-3
CHROMIUM Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
COBALT Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-48-4
COPPER Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
COPPER Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
COPPER Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
DI-N-OCTYL PHTHALATE Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 117-84-0
ENDOSULFAN (I OR II) Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 115-29-7
ENDRIN Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 72-20-8
ENDRIN ALDEHYDE Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01)   7421-93-4
ETHYLBENZENE Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 100-41-4
HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 1024-57-3
IRON Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01)   7439-89-6
IRON Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01)   7439-89-6
LEAD Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
LEAD Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
MANGANESE Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
NICKEL Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-02-0
NICKEL Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-02-0
P,P'-DDD Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 72-54-8
P,P'-DDD Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 72-54-8
P,P'-DDE Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 72-55-9
P,P'-DDE Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 72-55-9
P,P'-DDE Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 72-55-9
P,P'-DDT Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 50-29-3
P,P'-DDT Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 50-29-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Leachate SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
SILVER Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-22-4
THALLIUM Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01)   7440-28-0
TOLUENE Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TRICHLOROETHENE Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
TRICHLOROETHENE Surface Water SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS) Groundwater SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 1330-20-7
ZINC Sediment SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Soil SOILS/CAPPING (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6

About CAS #

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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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