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KENMARK TEXTILE PRINTING CORP CERCLIS Site

EPA Identifier: 110004368773
CERCLIS ID: 110004368773
Location:
40.7384, -73.4264

Address:
921 CONKLIN ST
FARMINGDALE, NY

Create Date: 01-MAR-00
Update Date: 07-FEB-13
Final Date: 19950501


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SIC Codes: 2261, 2262
SIC Descriptions:
FINISHERS OF BROADWOVEN FABRICS OF COTTON, FINISHERS OF BROADWOVEN FABRICS OF MANMADE FIBER AND SILK
Programs: {CERCLIS,ICIS,RC
Program Interests:
FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, SUPER

NAICS Descriptions:
BROADWOVEN FABRIC FINISHING MILL
Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  June 10, 1986

Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): Kenmark Textile Corp. has conducted operations involving manufacturing screens and handling and washing fabric in a light industrial area in Farmingdale, Suffolk County, New York, since 1971. The 5-acre site, which is largely paved, is fairly flat. Over 500 residences are within 0.25 mile of the site, the nearest 650 feet away.

An engineering report completed in 1973 by a consultant to Kenmark documented that ground water at the site was in violation of ground water standards due to elevated levels of chromium. Wells are the only source of drinking water for more than 10,000 people in the area. It was known in 1973 that wastes were being discharged to leaching pits on-site. The wastes contained calcium, iron, zinc, copper, chromium, nickel, and varying amounts of inks and dyes.

In 1979, the State issued a permit requiring Kenmark to treat its waste water before discharging it to the municipal sewer. Kenmark is not meeting the discharge levels, and waste water contaminated with heavy metals is discharged to leaching pools on-site.

In 1981, the Suffolk County Department of Health temporarily closed the company for illegal storage of drums of hazardous waste. More than 50 drums containing hydroxide sludge are currently stored on-site.

The State is negotiating with Kenmark to treat its wastes properly, discharge them into the municipal sewer system, and remove drums containing hazardous wastes.

Status (June 10, 1986): Susquehanna Textile, a tenant at the site, has removed some of the contaminated materials from the surface.