The Sand, Gravel and Stone Site in Elkton, Maryland is a former sand and gravel quarry. From the late 1960s to the mid-1970s, the site was used for industrial waste disposal. The site accepted distillation wastes from a local solvent recycler. The dumping prompted citizen complaints due to odors, which eventually lead to a site investigation by State officials and the end of disposal activities. Early studies showed that shallow groundwater was heavily contaminated with a variety of organic chemicals. The contaminants include benzene, chlorobenzene and vinyl chloride. All local residents rely on groundwater as a drinking water source. Two hundred thousand gallons of liquid waste were removed from the site in 1974. These wastes were disposed of at the Kin Buc Landfill in Edison, New Jersey. Drums and sludge that remained after this work in 1974 were buried on-site in excavated pits. Site Responsibility Cleanup of this site is the responsibility of the federal government and parties potentially responsible for the site contamination.
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