Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

SHARON STEEL CORP (FARRELL WORKS DISPOSAL AREA)
HERMITAGE, PA

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 #
2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-p-DIOXIN (TCDD) TOXICITY EQUIVALENTS (TEq) Fish Tissue RI/FS (01)   E17134024
ACETONE Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 67-64-1
ALUMINUM Groundwater RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Soil ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Solid Waste ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Surface Water RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Groundwater RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Sludge RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ANTIMONY Groundwater RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-36-0
ANTIMONY Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-36-0
AROCLOR 1260 Fish Tissue RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 11096-82-5
ARSENIC Groundwater RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Sludge RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Soil ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Solid Waste ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
BARIUM Groundwater RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BARIUM Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BARIUM Sludge RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BARIUM Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BARIUM Soil ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BARIUM Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BARIUM Solid Waste ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BENZO[A]PYRENE Sediment RI/FS (01)   50-32-8
BENZO[A]PYRENE Soil RI/FS (01)   50-32-8
BENZO[A]PYRENE Solid Waste RI/FS (01)   50-32-8
BENZO[A]PYRENE Surface Water RI/FS (01)   50-32-8
BERYLLIUM Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-41-7
CADMIUM Groundwater RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CADMIUM Sludge RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CADMIUM Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CADMIUM Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CHLORINATED DIOXINS AND FURANS Solid Waste RI/FS (01)   E17000357
CHLOROETHENE (VINYL CHLORIDE) Groundwater RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 75-01-4
CHROMIUM Groundwater RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHROMIUM Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHROMIUM Sludge RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHROMIUM Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHROMIUM Soil ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHROMIUM Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHROMIUM Solid Waste ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CHRYSENE Sediment RI/FS (01)   218-01-9
COBALT Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-48-4
COPPER Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
COPPER Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
COPPER Surface Water RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-50-8
CYANIDE Groundwater RI/FS (01)   57-12-5
CYANIDE Sediment RI/FS (01)   57-12-5
CYANIDE Surface Water RI/FS (01)   57-12-5
DIBENZO(A,H)ANTHRACENE Sediment RI/FS (01)   53-70-3
DIBENZO(A,H)ANTHRACENE Surface Water RI/FS (01)   53-70-3
ENDRIN Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 72-20-8
ENDRIN ALDEHYDE Soil RI/FS (01)   7421-93-4
ENDRIN ALDEHYDE Solid Waste RI/FS (01)   7421-93-4
HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 1024-57-3
IRON Groundwater RI/FS (01)   7439-89-6
IRON Sediment RI/FS (01)   7439-89-6
IRON Sludge RI/FS (01)   7439-89-6
IRON Soil RI/FS (01)   7439-89-6
IRON Soil ASPHALT PLANT (02)   7439-89-6
IRON Solid Waste RI/FS (01)   7439-89-6
IRON Solid Waste ASPHALT PLANT (02)   7439-89-6
IRON Surface Water RI/FS (01)   7439-89-6
LEAD Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
LEAD Sludge RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
LEAD Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
LEAD Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
MANGANESE Groundwater RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Sludge RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Soil ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Solid Waste ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MERCURY Fish Tissue RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
MERCURY Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
MERCURY Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
MERCURY Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-97-6
METALS Sludge RI/FS (01)   E17001751
NICKEL Sludge RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-02-0
NICKEL Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-02-0
NICKEL Soil ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-02-0
NICKEL Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-02-0
NICKEL Solid Waste ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-02-0
P,P'-DDT Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 50-29-3
P,P'-DDT Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 50-29-3
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Sludge RI/FS (01)   130498-29-2
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Soil RI/FS (01)   130498-29-2
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Soil ASPHALT PLANT (02)   130498-29-2
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Solid Waste RI/FS (01)   130498-29-2
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Solid Waste ASPHALT PLANT (02)   130498-29-2
SELENIUM Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7782-49-2
SELENIUM Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7782-49-2
SELENIUM Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7782-49-2
SILVER Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-22-4
THALLIUM Fish Tissue RI/FS (01)   7440-28-0
THALLIUM Groundwater RI/FS (01)   7440-28-0
THALLIUM Solid Waste RI/FS (01)   7440-28-0
TITANIUM Groundwater RI/FS (01)   7440-32-6
TITANIUM Sludge RI/FS (01)   7440-32-6
TITANIUM Soil RI/FS (01)   7440-32-6
VANADIUM Groundwater RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-62-2
VANADIUM Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-62-2
VANADIUM Soil ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-62-2
VANADIUM Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-62-2
VANADIUM Solid Waste ASPHALT PLANT (02) ATSDR Profile 7440-62-2
VANADIUM, METAL AND/OR ALLOY Groundwater RI/FS (01)   E17133026
VANADIUM, METAL AND/OR ALLOY Sludge RI/FS (01)   E17133026
VANADIUM, METAL AND/OR ALLOY Soil RI/FS (01)   E17133026
ZINC Sediment RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Sludge RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Soil RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Solid Waste RI/FS (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6

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