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PREFERRED PLATING CORP. CERCLIS Site

EPA Identifier: 110009303164
CERCLIS ID: 110009303164
Location:
40.7158, -73.4253

Address:
32 ALLEN BOULEVARD
FARMINGDALE, NY

Create Date: 01-MAR-00
Update Date: 07-FEB-13
Final Date: 19860610


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SIC Codes: 5012, 5521
SIC Descriptions:
AUTOMOBILES AND OTHER MOTOR VEHICLES, MOTOR VEHICLE DEALERS (USED ONLY)
Programs: {CERCLIS,ICIS,RC
Program Interests:
FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION, SUPER

Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  June 10, 1986

Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): Preferred Plating Corp. conducted plating operations on a 0.5-acre site in Farmingdale, Town of Babylon, Suffolk County, New York, for more than 20 years, before going out of business in 1976. Since then, several firms have occupied the site. None conducted similar operations to Preferred Plating. An automobile repair shop now occupies the site.

From 1955 to 1976, the Suffolk County Department of Health made numerous tests of waste materials contained in open pits. The pits were severely cracked and leaking, allowing discharges into ground water. In 1975, the county identified four major contaminants--copper, chromium, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium. About 15,000 people draw drinking water from wells within 3 miles of the site.

The county has taken various court actions through the years to upgrade on-site treatment facilities. The court mandates were never accomplished. In 1976, Preferred Plating filed for bankruptcy.

Status (June 10, 1986): EPA is considering various alternatives for this site.