Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

AMERICAN CHEMICAL SERVICE, INC.
GRIFFITH, IN

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.

The following ATSDR Profile links exit the site Exit
Contaminant Name Contaminated
Media
Area of Site Found
(Operable Unit)
More Information CAS #
1,1,1,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   630-20-6
1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 79-00-5
1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 75-35-4
1,2,4-TRICHLOROBENZENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   120-82-1
1,2-DICHLOROETHANE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 107-06-2
1,2-DICHLOROPROPANE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 78-87-5
1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 106-46-7
1-METHYL-4-PROPAN-2-YLBENZENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   25155-15-1
2,4-DINITROTOLUENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   121-14-2
2,6-DINITROTOLUENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 606-20-2
2-BUTANONE (METHYL ETHYL KETONE) Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 78-93-3
2-METHYLNAPHTHALENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 91-57-6
3,5,5-TRIMETHYLCYCLOHEX-2-EN-1-ONE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 78-59-1
4-METHYL-2-PENTANONE (METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE) Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   108-10-1
4-NITROSODIPHENYLAMINE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   156-10-5
ACETONE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 67-64-1
ACID COMPOUNDS Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   E966507
ALDRIN Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 309-00-2
ALPHA-HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   319-84-6
ANTIMONY Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-36-0
BARIUM Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-39-3
BENZENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 71-43-2
BETA-HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   319-85-7
BIS(2-CHLOROETHYL)ETHER Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 111-44-4
BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 117-81-7
C.I. ACID GREEN 3 Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   4680-78-8
CADMIUM Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-43-9
CARBON TETRACHLORIDE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 56-23-5
CHLOROBENZENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 108-90-7
CHLOROETHANE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 75-00-3
CHLOROETHENE (VINYL CHLORIDE) Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 75-01-4
CHLOROFORM Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 67-66-3
CHROMIUM Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 7440-47-3
CIS-1,2-DICHLOROETHENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 156-59-2
DIBUTYL PHTHALATE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 84-74-2
DICHLOROMETHANE (METHYLENE CHLORIDE) Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 75-09-2
DIETHYLBENZENE (MIXED ISOMERS) Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   25340-17-4
ENDOSULFAN (I OR II) Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 115-29-7
ETHYLBENZENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 100-41-4
GAMMA-HEXACHLOROCYCLOHEXANE (LINDANE) Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   58-89-9
HALOGENATED HYDROCARBONS Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   E966440
HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 1024-57-3
HEXACHLORO-1,3-BUTADIENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 87-68-3
HEXACHLOROBENZENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 118-74-1
HYDROCARBONS Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   308067-53-0
LEAD Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 7439-92-1
NAPHTHALENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 91-20-3
ORGANICS Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   E966226
P,P'-DDD Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 72-54-8
P,P'-DDE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 72-55-9
P,P'-DDT Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 50-29-3
PENTACHLOROPHENOL Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 87-86-5
POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS (PCBs) Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 1336-36-3
POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS (PAHS) Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   130498-29-2
STYRENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 100-42-5
TETRACHLOROETHENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 127-18-4
TOLUENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 108-88-3
TRICHLOROETHENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 79-01-6
VOC Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   TBD-00000010
XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS) Soil SITE CLEANUP (01) ATSDR Profile 1330-20-7
[(E)-PROP-1-ENYL]BENZENE Soil SITE CLEANUP (01)   637-50-3

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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