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Jadco-Hughes Facility Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) Site

EPA Identifier: NCD980729602
CERCLIS ID: NCD980729602
35.275831, -81.041111

NC HWY 2035
Belmont, NC

Final Date: 19860610

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Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  June 10, 1986

Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): The Jadco-Hughes Facility covers about 6 acres in Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina. Chemical wastes were received from industries and reprocessed to recover whatever could be resold. The residues remaining were deposited in a landfill on the site.

About 8,000 to 10,000 drums had accumulated by August 1975, when the company stopped operating. The drums were stacked at several locations and were in various states of deterioration. Several large storage tanks were also on-site.

Analyses conducted by EPA revealed the presence of cyanide, arsenic, copper, lead, methylene chloride, and toluene in soil samples taken from the site. It appears likely that the contaminants will migrate into ground water since the landfill was unlined and approximately 6 feet above the water table. Approximately 4,700 people use wells within 3 miles of the site as a source of drinking water.

Status (June 10, 1986): In July 1985, EPA identified over 30 parties potentially responsible for wastes associated with the site.