Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

GRIFFISS AIR FORCE BASE (11 AREAS)
ROME, 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 #
(2-METHYL-2-PROPANYL)BENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39)   98-06-6
1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35)   95-63-6
1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39)   95-63-6
1,2,4-TRIMETHYLBENZENE Soil AOC 9 (39)   95-63-6
1,2-DICHLOROBENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 95-50-1
1,2-DICHLOROBENZENE Soil AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 95-50-1
1,2-DICHLOROETHANE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 107-06-2
1,2-DIMETHYLBENZENE (O-XYLENE) Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35)   95-47-6
1,2-DIMETHYLBENZENE (O-XYLENE) Groundwater AOC 9 (39)   95-47-6
1,3 (OR 1,4)-DIMETHYLBENZENE (M (OR P)-XYLENE) Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35)   179601-23-1
1,3,5-TRIMETHYLBENZENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35)   108-67-8
1,3,5-TRIMETHYLBENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39)   108-67-8
1,3,5-TRIMETHYLBENZENE Soil AOC 9 (39)   108-67-8
1,3-DICHLOROBENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 541-73-1
1,3-DICHLOROBENZENE Soil AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 541-73-1
1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 106-46-7
2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN (TCDD) Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15)   1746-01-6
ACETONE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 67-64-1
ACETONE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 67-64-1
ACETONE Soil LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 67-64-1
ALPHA-CHLORDANE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15)   5103-71-9
ALPHA-HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15)   319-84-6
ALUMINUM Groundwater CYSA (04) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
AROCLOR 1254 Soil LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 11097-69-1
ARSENIC Groundwater CYSA (04) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Soil LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
BARIUM Groundwater CYSA (04) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BARIUM Soil LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BENZENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 71-43-2
BENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 71-43-2
BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE Groundwater CYSA (04)   205-99-2
BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15)   205-99-2
BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15)   205-99-2
BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   205-99-2
BENZO(K)FLUORANTHENE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15)   207-08-9
BENZO(K)FLUORANTHENE Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   207-08-9
BENZO[A]ANTHRACENE Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15)   56-55-3
BENZO[A]ANTHRACENE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15)   56-55-3
BENZO[A]ANTHRACENE Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   56-55-3
BENZO[A]PYRENE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15)   50-32-8
BENZO[A]PYRENE Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   50-32-8
BERYLLIUM Soil LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-41-7
BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 117-81-7
BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 117-81-7
BUTAN-2-YLBENZENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35)   135-98-9
BUTAN-2-YLBENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39)   135-98-9
BUTAN-2-YLBENZENE Soil AOC 9 (39)   135-98-9
BUTYLBENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39)   104-51-8
CADMIUM Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CADMIUM Soil LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CALCIUM Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   7440-70-2
CARBON TETRACHLORIDE Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 56-23-5
CHLOROBENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 108-90-7
CHLOROBENZENE Soil AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 108-90-7
CHLOROETHENE (VINYL CHLORIDE) Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 75-01-4
CHLOROETHENE (VINYL CHLORIDE) Groundwater BLDG 817-WSA (36) ATSDR Profile 75-01-4
CHLOROETHENE (VINYL CHLORIDE) Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 75-01-4
CHROMIUM(VI) Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   18540-29-9
CHRYSENE Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15)   218-01-9
CHRYSENE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15)   218-01-9
CHRYSENE Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   218-01-9
CIS-1,2-DICHLOROETHENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 156-59-2
CIS-1,2-DICHLOROETHENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 156-59-2
COPPER Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
CUMENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35)   98-82-8
CUMENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39)   98-82-8
DIBENZO(A,H)ANTHRACENE Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   53-70-3
DICHLOROMETHANE (METHYLENE CHLORIDE) Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 75-09-2
DIELDRIN Groundwater CYSA (04) ATSDR Profile 60-57-1
DIELDRIN Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 60-57-1
DIELDRIN Soil LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 60-57-1
ENDRIN Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 72-20-8
ETHYLBENZENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 100-41-4
ETHYLBENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 100-41-4
ETHYLBENZENE Soil AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 100-41-4
FLUORANTHENE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15)   206-44-0
FLUORANTHENE Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   206-44-0
GAMMA-CHLORDANE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15)   5566-34-7
GAMMA-HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE (LINDANE) Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15)   58-89-9
HEPTACHLOR Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 76-44-8
HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 1024-57-3
HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE Soil LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 1024-57-3
HEXACHLORO-1,3-BUTADIENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 87-68-3
IRON Groundwater CYSA (04)   7439-89-6
IRON Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15)   7439-89-6
IRON Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35)   7439-89-6
LEAD Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
LEAD Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
LEAD Soil LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
MAGNESIUM Groundwater CYSA (04)   7439-95-4
MANGANESE Groundwater CYSA (04) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MERCURY Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
MERCURY Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
MERCURY Soil LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
MINERAL OILS Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15)   8012-95-1
MOLYBDENUM Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   7439-98-7
NAPHTHALENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 91-20-3
NAPHTHALENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 91-20-3
NAPHTHALENE Soil AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 91-20-3
NICKEL Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-02-0
P,P'-DDD Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 72-54-8
P,P'-DDE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 72-55-9
P,P'-DDT Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 50-29-3
PHENANTHRENE Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15)   85-01-8
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Soil CYSA (04) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
PROPYLBENZENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39)   103-65-1
PROPYLBENZENE Soil AOC 9 (39)   103-65-1
PYRENE Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   129-00-0
SELENIUM Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7782-49-2
SODIUM Groundwater CYSA (04)   7440-23-5
SODIUM Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15)   7440-23-5
SODIUM Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35)   7440-23-5
SODIUM Soil LANDFILL 5 (15)   7440-23-5
STRONTIUM Groundwater CYSA (04) ATSDR Profile 7440-24-6
STRONTIUM Soil LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-24-6
TETRACHLOROETHENE Groundwater BLDG 817-WSA (36) ATSDR Profile 127-18-4
TETRACHLOROETHENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 127-18-4
THALLIUM Groundwater CYSA (04)   7440-28-0
THALLIUM Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35)   7440-28-0
TOLUENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TOLUENE Soil AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TRANS-1,2-DICHLOROETHENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 156-60-5
TRICHLOROETHENE Soil Gas SVI SITES (01) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
TRICHLOROETHENE Groundwater BLDG 775 - TCE (06) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
TRICHLOROETHENE Groundwater NOSEDOCKS & APRON AREA GW (35) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
TRICHLOROETHENE Groundwater BLDG 817-WSA (36) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
TRICHLOROETHENE Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS) Groundwater AOC 9 (39) ATSDR Profile 1330-20-7
ZINC Groundwater LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Sediment LANDFILL 5 (15) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6

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