Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

PARA-CHEM SOUTHERN, INC.
SIMPSONVILLE, SC

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 #
1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 71-55-6
1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 71-55-6
1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 71-55-6
1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 71-55-6
1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE Surface Water OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 71-55-6
1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 79-00-5
1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 79-00-5
1,1-DICHLOROETHANE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-34-3
1,1-DICHLOROETHANE Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-34-3
1,1-DICHLOROETHANE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-34-3
1,1-DICHLOROETHANE Surface Water OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-34-3
1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-35-4
1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-35-4
1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-35-4
1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-35-4
1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Surface Water OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-35-4
1,2-DICHLOROETHANE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 107-06-2
1,2-DICHLOROETHANE Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 107-06-2
1,2-DICHLOROETHENE (CIS AND TRANS MIXTURE) Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 540-59-0
2-BUTANONE (METHYL ETHYL KETONE) Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 78-93-3
2-BUTANONE (METHYL ETHYL KETONE) Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 78-93-3
2-BUTANONE (METHYL ETHYL KETONE) Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 78-93-3
ACETONE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 67-64-1
ACETONE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 67-64-1
ALUMINUM Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ALUMINUM Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7429-90-5
ANTIMONY Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-36-0
ARSENIC Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
ARSENIC Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-38-2
BARIUM Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BASE NEUTRAL ACIDS Sludge OU01 (01)   E17001603
BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 117-81-7
BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 117-81-7
BROMODICHLOROMETHANE Surface Water OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-27-4
BUTYL BENZYL PHTHALATE Groundwater OU01 (01)   85-68-7
BUTYL BENZYL PHTHALATE Sludge OU01 (01)   85-68-7
BUTYL BENZYL PHTHALATE Soil OU01 (01)   85-68-7
CADMIUM Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CHLOROFORM Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 67-66-3
CHLOROFORM Surface Water OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 67-66-3
CHROMIUM Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CYCLOHEXANONE Soil OU01 (01)   108-94-1
DICHLOROMETHANE (METHYLENE CHLORIDE) Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-09-2
DICHLOROMETHANE (METHYLENE CHLORIDE) Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-09-2
DICHLOROMETHANE (METHYLENE CHLORIDE) Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-09-2
DICHLOROMETHANE (METHYLENE CHLORIDE) Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 75-09-2
ETHYL PROP-2-ENOATE Soil OU01 (01)   140-88-5
MANGANESE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
MANGANESE Surface Water OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-96-5
METALS Groundwater OU01 (01)   E17001751
METALS Sludge OU01 (01)   E17001751
METALS Soil OU01 (01)   E17001751
PENTACHLOROPHENOL Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 87-86-5
PENTACHLOROPHENOL Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 87-86-5
TETRACHLOROETHENE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 127-18-4
TETRACHLOROETHENE Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 127-18-4
TETRACHLOROETHENE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 127-18-4
TETRACHLOROETHENE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 127-18-4
TETRACHLOROETHENE Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 127-18-4
TETRACHLOROETHENE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 127-18-4
TETRAHYDROFURAN Groundwater OU01 (01)   109-99-9
TETRAHYDROFURAN Soil OU01 (01)   109-99-9
TETRAHYDROFURAN Surface Water OU01 (01)   109-99-9
TOLUENE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TOLUENE Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TOLUENE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TOLUENE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TRANS-1,2-DICHLOROETHENE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 156-60-5
TRANS-1,2-DICHLOROETHENE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 156-60-5
TRICHLOROETHANE (MIXED ISOMERS) Soil OU01 (01)   TBD-00000010
TRICHLOROETHENE Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
TRICHLOROETHENE Sludge OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
TRICHLOROETHENE Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS) Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 1330-20-7
ZINC Groundwater OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Soil OU01 (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-66-6
ZINC Surface Water OU01 (01) 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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