Aberdeen Proving Ground – Aberdeen, MD

As we continue to profile a variety of contaminated sites across the country, we often rely on subscriber/reader input for potential locations to research or update. Recently, we were contacted with a request to look into Aberdeen Proving Ground:

What happened to the Aberdeen Proving Ground test veterans? I have been trying to get compensation and all they do is make up stuff about denying your claim. There are no records because they were destroyed by the CIA, Army, and the DOD for the chemical/biological testing done on thousands of veterans. The whole area of the ABP is contaminated with all kinds of toxic chemicals. The DoD, CIA, and Army are all involved in lying to veterans to get them to go through test for their chemical and biological testing all with the promise of extra hazardous pay, three day weekends and commendation and medical care if needed any time. All would come at a great price to the veterans that went through Aberdeen Proving Grounds. This has led to lawsuit after lawsuit for more than 40 years. Veterans have been waiting for their day when the public gets behind them and make our government admit to what they have done, but every time we get close the language used never makes any sense. They want the veteran to prove what they were exposed to. We don’t have the records, they do. They will not or cannot give them to you. They were caught destroying records to cover up their actions.

The following information is gathered from a variety of sources, including the EPA, CDC, individual document submissions and other sources to provide a complete overview ONLY of the toxic chemicals and contamination present in soil, water, etc.

We have also been provided documents regarding testing and the allegations made in the quote from the reader above. We are actively investigating that side of the issue for an upcoming report. Stay tuned.


Update: Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the 2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report from the City of Aberdeen. That report is relevant to those living outside of the Aberdeen Proving Grounds gates, in the city of Aberdeen MD. As is often the case, surrounding communities of contaminated military bases also face impacts and potential exposures. In this case, the very sensitive ecosystem of the Chesapeake Bay area is also involved.


Background: Two sites are involved – Edgewood Area Site and Michaelsville Landfill Site.

According to the EPA, the following is a summary on Edgewood:

The 13,000-acre Aberdeen Proving Ground (Edgewood Area Site) site is located in Edgewood, Maryland and includes Gunpowder Neck, Pooles Island, Carroll Island and Graces Quarters. Development and testing of chemical agent munitions took place at this federal facility site. From 1917 to the present, site activities have included conducting chemical research programs, manufacturing chemical agents, and testing, storage and disposal of toxic materials. Site activities contaminated soil, sediment, ground water and surface water with hazardous chemicals. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990. After the final NPL listing, the U.S. Army entered into a federal facility agreement (FFA) with EPA and led further site investigations. Cleanup is ongoing.

CDC/ATSDR Public Health Assessment – Edgewood: Civilian Exposure – Aberdeen Proving Ground – Final PHA

 

According to the EPA, the following is a summary on Michaelsville:

The site consists of the 20-acre Michaelsville Landfill and numerous known or suspected solid waste management units that may be sources of contamination. The U.S. Army has operated a testing base on site since 1918. The base includes firing ranges, impact areas, vehicle test tracks, a fire training area, and laboratories in support of the testing activities. The Michaelsville Landfill operated as a sanitary landfill from the 1970s until 1980. The landfill received household garbage and refuse from the base. Base and landfill activities contaminated soil, sediment, ground water and surface water with hazardous chemicals. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. In 1990, the U.S. Army entered into a federal facility agreement (FFA) with EPA. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing. 

EPA Record of Decision – Michaelsville: Civilian Exposure – Aberdeen – EPA Decision Michaelsville – 1997

 

Civilian Exposure - Aberdeen Proving Grounds - Maryland

 

Current Edgewood Site Status:

There are currently 52 operable units (OUs) to address about 100 contaminated areas at the site. Over 27 decision documents have been completed; at least 20 more will need to be issued to complete all site cleanups. The U.S. Army, as the lead agency, is conducting the investigation and cleanup of the facility under EPA oversight. The Army has completed cleanups at 23 OUs. Cleanup is ongoing at the remaining OU areas. Some of the site’s long-term remedies included: capping of contaminated areas, extracting and treating contaminated ground water, implementing land use restrictions, excavating contaminated soil, and constructing erosion control measures. Remedy construction began in 1990, and is ongoing for numerous OUs. Some site areas are in the remedial investigation phase. Cleanup has also included over 25 removal actions, or short-term cleanups, to address immediate threats to human health and the environment. Removal actions between 1990 and 2009 disposed of underground storage tanks, surface wastes, contaminated soil and chemical munitions. Completed removal and remedial actions have addressed many of the potential site risks. At site areas not yet remediated, people who accidentally ingest or come in direct contact with contaminated ground water, surface water, soil or sediments may be at risk.

Chemical Contaminants at Aberdeen – Edgewood:
CAS ## Contaminant Name Contaminated
Media
Area of Site
Found (OU)
More Information
630-20-6 1,1,1,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08)
71-55-6 1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE Ground Water CLUSTER 9 LAUDERICK CREEK GW (35) ATSDR Profile
79-27-6 1,1,2,2-TETRABROMOETHANE Soil O-FIELD (SOURCE) (04)
79-34-5 1,1,2,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
79-34-5 1,1,2,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
79-34-5 1,1,2,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE Ground Water EAST CANAL CREEK AQUIFER (15) ATSDR Profile
79-34-5 1,1,2,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE Ground Water GRACES QUARTER GROUNDWATER (21) ATSDR Profile
79-34-5 1,1,2,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE Ground Water CLUSTER 9 LAUDERICK CREEK GW (35) ATSDR Profile
79-00-5 1,1,2-TCA Ground Water EAST CANAL CREEK AQUIFER (15) ATSDR Profile
79-00-5 1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
79-00-5 1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
79-00-5 1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE Ground Water GRACES QUARTER GROUNDWATER (21) ATSDR Profile
79-00-5 1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE Ground Water CLUSTER 9 LAUDERICK CREEK GW (35) ATSDR Profile
75-34-3 1,1-DICHLOROETHANE Ground Water CLUSTER 9 LAUDERICK CREEK GW (35) ATSDR Profile
75-35-4 1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
75-35-4 1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Ground Water GRACES QUARTER GROUNDWATER (21) ATSDR Profile
75-35-4 1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Ground Water CLUSTER 9 LAUDERICK CREEK GW (35) ATSDR Profile
75-35-4 1,1-DICHLOROETHYLENE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
120-82-1 1,2,4-TRICHLOROBENZENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08)
107-06-2 1,2-DCA Ground Water EAST CANAL CREEK AQUIFER (15) ATSDR Profile
95-50-1 1,2-DICHLOROBENZENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
107-06-2 1,2-DICHLOROETHANE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
107-06-2 1,2-DICHLOROETHANE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
107-06-2 1,2-DICHLOROETHANE Ground Water CLUSTER 9 LAUDERICK CREEK GW (35) ATSDR Profile
540-59-0 1,2-DICHLOROETHENE (CIS AND TRANS MIXTURE) Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
540-59-0 1,2-DICHLOROETHENE (CIS AND TRANS MIXTURE) Ground Water EAST CANAL CREEK AQUIFER (15) ATSDR Profile
540-59-0 1,2-DICHLOROETHENE (CIS AND TRANS MIXTURE) Ground Water CLUSTER 9 LAUDERICK CREEK GW (35) ATSDR Profile
540-59-0 1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
106-46-7 1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
505-29-3 1,4-DITHIANE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05)
591-78-6 2-HEXANONE Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
91-57-6 2-METHYLNAPHTHALENE Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
72-54-8 4,4-DDD Soil WEST CC MAIN INDT’L AREA – NW (43) ATSDR Profile
72-55-9 4,4-DDE Sediment O-FIELD (OTHER) (06) ATSDR Profile
72-55-9 4,4-DDE Soil WEST CC MAIN INDT’L AREA – NW (43) ATSDR Profile
50-29-3 4,4-DDT Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
50-29-3 4,4-DDT Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
50-29-3 4,4-DDT Soil WEST CC MAIN INDT’L AREA – NW (43) ATSDR Profile
67-64-1 ACETONE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7429-90-5 ALUMINUM Sediment NEW O-FIELD (38) ATSDR Profile
7429-90-5 ALUMINUM Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7429-90-5 ALUMINUM Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7429-90-5 ALUMINUM (FUME OR DUST) Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Surface Water NEW O-FIELD (38) ATSDR Profile
12672-29-6 AROCLOR 1248 Soil J-FIELD (SOURCE) (07) ATSDR Profile
11097-69-1 AROCLOR 1254 Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
11096-82-5 AROCLOR 1260 Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Ground Water EAST CANAL CREEK AQUIFER (15) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Ground Water WESTWOOD #2 (40) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Sediment WRIGHT CREEK (25) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Sediment DOVES COVE (26) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Sediment NEW O-FIELD (38) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil J-FIELD (SOURCE) (07) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil WRIGHT CREEK (25) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil DOVES COVE (26) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil 13 SITES CANAL CREEK (34) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil WEST CC MAIN INDT’L AREA – NW (43) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Surface Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Surface Water OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Surface Water WRIGHT CREEK (25) ATSDR Profile
7440-39-3 BARIUM Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-39-3 BARIUM Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7440-39-3 BARIUM Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7440-39-3 BARIUM Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40) ATSDR Profile
71-43-2 BENZENE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
71-43-2 BENZENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
205-99-2 BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE Soil G-STREET (14)
56-55-3 BENZO[A]ANTHRACENE Soil G-STREET (14)
50-32-8 BENZO[A]PYRENE Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17)
50-32-8 BENZO[A]PYRENE Soil G-STREET (14)
50-32-8 BENZO[A]PYRENE Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17)
50-32-8 BENZO[A]PYRENE Soil WRIGHT CREEK (25)
50-32-8 BENZO[A]PYRENE Soil NEW O-FIELD (38)
50-32-8 BENZO[A]PYRENE Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40)
65-85-0 BENZOIC ACID Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05)
7440-41-7 BERYLLIUM Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-41-7 BERYLLIUM Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-41-7 BERYLLIUM Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-42-8 BORON Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
7440-43-9 CADMIUM Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-43-9 CADMIUM Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7440-43-9 CADMIUM Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7440-43-9 CADMIUM Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40) ATSDR Profile
7440-70-2 CALCIUM Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05)
471-34-1 CALCIUM CARBONATE Soil O-FIELD (SOURCE) (04)
75-15-0 CARBON DISULFIDE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
56-23-5 CARBON TETRACHLORIDE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
56-23-5 CARBON TETRACHLORIDE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
56-23-5 CARBON TETRACHLORIDE Ground Water EAST CANAL CREEK AQUIFER (15) ATSDR Profile
56-23-5 CARBON TETRACHLORIDE Ground Water GRACES QUARTER GROUNDWATER (21) ATSDR Profile
75-44-5 CARBONYL DICHLORIDE (PHOSGENE) Soil O-FIELD (SOURCE) (04)
57-74-9 CHLORDANE Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17)
108-90-7 CHLOROBENZENE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
108-90-7 CHLOROBENZENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
75-01-4 CHLOROETHENE (VINYL CHLORIDE) Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
75-01-4 CHLOROETHENE (VINYL CHLORIDE) Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
75-01-4 CHLOROETHENE (VINYL CHLORIDE) Ground Water EAST CANAL CREEK AQUIFER (15) ATSDR Profile
75-01-4 CHLOROETHENE (VINYL CHLORIDE) Ground Water GRACES QUARTER GROUNDWATER (21) ATSDR Profile
75-01-4 CHLOROETHENE (VINYL CHLORIDE) Ground Water CLUSTER 9 LAUDERICK CREEK GW (35) ATSDR Profile
67-66-3 CHLOROFORM Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
67-66-3 CHLOROFORM Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-47-3 CHROMIUM Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-47-3 CHROMIUM Sediment NEW O-FIELD (38) ATSDR Profile
7440-47-3 CHROMIUM Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7440-47-3 CHROMIUM Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7440-47-3 CHROMIUM Soil WRIGHT CREEK (25) ATSDR Profile
7440-47-3 CHROMIUM Soil NEW O-FIELD (38) ATSDR Profile
7440-47-3 CHROMIUM Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40) ATSDR Profile
18540-29-9 CHROMIUM (HEXAVALENT) Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40)
156-59-2 cis-1,2-DICHLOROETHENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
156-59-2 cis-1,2-DICHLOROETHENE Ground Water CLUSTER 9 LAUDERICK CREEK GW (35) ATSDR Profile
7440-48-4 COBALT AND COMPOUNDS Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Soil NEW O-FIELD (38) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Surface Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
57-12-5 CYANIDE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08)
50-29-3 DDT Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
E741702 DDTr Sediment 13 SITES CANAL CREEK (34)
53-70-3 DIBENZO(A,H)ANTHRACENE Soil G-STREET (14)
53-70-3 DIBENZO(A,H)ANTHRACENE Soil NEW O-FIELD (38)
E17001637 DIOXINS AND DIBENZOFURANS Soil NEW O-FIELD (38)
100-41-4 ETHYLBENZENE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
100-41-4 ETHYLBENZENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
76-44-8 HEPTACHLOR Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
1024-57-3 HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
118-74-1 HEXACHLOROBENZENE Soil CANAL CREEK BLDG 503 SOIL OU (03) ATSDR Profile
118-74-1 HEXACHLOROBENZENE Soil NEW O-FIELD (38) ATSDR Profile
87-68-3 HEXACHLOROBUTADIENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
67-72-1 HEXACHLOROETHANE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
67-72-1 HEXACHLOROETHANE Soil CANAL CREEK BLDG 503 SOIL OU (03) ATSDR Profile
108-10-1 HEXONE Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17)
193-39-5 INDENO(1,2,3-CD)PYRENE Soil G-STREET (14)
E17001736 INORGANICS Solid Waste CAROL ISLAND (09)
7439-89-6 IRON Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05)
7439-89-6 IRON Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08)
7439-89-6 IRON Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17)
7439-89-6 IRON Sediment DOVES COVE (26)
7439-89-6 IRON Sediment NEW O-FIELD (38)
7439-89-6 IRON Soil G-STREET (14)
7439-89-6 IRON Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17)
7439-89-6 IRON Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23)
7439-89-6 IRON Soil DOVES COVE (26)
7439-89-6 IRON Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40)
7439-89-6 IRON Surface Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08)
7439-89-6 IRON Surface Water DOVES COVE (26)
7439-92-1 LEAD Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Soil CANAL CREEK BLDG 503 SOIL OU (03) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Soil J-FIELD (SOURCE) (07) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Soil J FIELD WHITE PHOSPHOROUS PITS (18) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Soil WEST CC MAIN INDT’L AREA – NW (43) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Surface Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Surface Water OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
541-25-3 LEWISITE Soil O-FIELD (SOURCE) (04)
7439-95-4 MAGNESIUM Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05)
7439-95-4 MAGNESIUM Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17)
7439-96-5 MANGANESE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
7439-96-5 MANGANESE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7439-96-5 MANGANESE Sediment NEW O-FIELD (38) ATSDR Profile
7439-96-5 MANGANESE Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7439-96-5 MANGANESE Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40) ATSDR Profile
75-09-2 METHYLENE CHLORIDE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
75-09-2 METHYLENE CHLORIDE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
505-60-2 MUSTARD GAS Soil O-FIELD (SOURCE) (04) ATSDR Profile
7440-02-0 NICKEL Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-02-0 NICKEL Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-02-0 NICKEL Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
14797-55-8 NITRATE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08)
TBD-00000021 OIL & GREASE Soil O-FIELD (SOURCE) (04)
1336-36-3 PCBs Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
1336-36-3 PCBs Solid Waste CAROL ISLAND (09) ATSDR Profile
85-01-8 PHENANTHRENE Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17)
7440-09-7 POTASSIUM Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05)
7782-49-2 SELENIUM Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-22-4 SILVER Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-22-4 SILVER Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7440-23-5 SODIUM Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05)
79-01-6 TCE Ground Water J FIELD WHITE PHOSPHOROUS PITS (18) ATSDR Profile
127-18-4 TETRACHLOROETHENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
127-18-4 TETRACHLOROETHENE Ground Water GRACES QUARTER GROUNDWATER (21) ATSDR Profile
127-18-4 TETRACHLOROETHENE Ground Water CLUSTER 9 LAUDERICK CREEK GW (35) ATSDR Profile
127-18-4 TETRACHLOROETHYLENE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
127-18-4 TETRACHLOROETHYLENE Ground Water EAST CANAL CREEK AQUIFER (15) ATSDR Profile
7440-28-0 THALLIUM Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08)
7440-28-0 THALLIUM Soil G-STREET (14)
7440-28-0 THALLIUM Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23)
108-88-3 TOLUENE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
108-88-3 TOLUENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
156-60-5 TRANS-1,2-DICHLOROETHENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
79-01-6 TRICHLOROETHENE Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
79-01-6 TRICHLOROETHENE Ground Water EAST CANAL CREEK AQUIFER (15) ATSDR Profile
79-01-6 TRICHLOROETHENE Ground Water GRACES QUARTER GROUNDWATER (21) ATSDR Profile
79-01-6 TRICHLOROETHENE Ground Water CLUSTER 9 LAUDERICK CREEK GW (35) ATSDR Profile
79-01-6 TRICHLOROETHYLENE Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
E1730101 UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE (UXO) Sediment WESTERN SHORE (27)
E1730101 UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE (UXO) Soil DOVES COVE (26)
E1730101 UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE (UXO) Soil WESTERN SHORE (27)
E1730101 UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE (UXO) Soil NEW O-FIELD (38)
E1730101 UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE (UXO) Solid Waste OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17)
E1730101 UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE (UXO) Solid Waste WESTERN SHORE (27)
E1730101 UNEXPLODED ORDNANCE (UXO) Surface Water WESTERN SHORE (27)
7440-62-2 VANADIUM Sediment NEW O-FIELD (38) ATSDR Profile
7440-62-2 VANADIUM Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7440-62-2 VANADIUM Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7440-62-2 VANADIUM Surface Water DOVES COVE (26) ATSDR Profile
7440-62-2 VANADIUM Surface Water NEW O-FIELD (38) ATSDR Profile
7440-62-2 VANADIUM (FUME OR DUST) Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
E761346 VOC Solid Waste CAROL ISLAND (09)
12185-10-3 WHITE PHOSPHORUS Soil O-FIELD (SOURCE) (04)
12185-10-3 WHITE PHOSPHORUS Soil 13 SITES CANAL CREEK (34)
1330-20-7 XYLENES Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Ground Water O-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (05) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Ground Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Sediment OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Soil CANAL CREEK BLDG 503 SOIL OU (03) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Soil G-STREET (14) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Soil OLD BUSH RIVER ROAD DUMPSITE (17) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Soil WESTWOOD #1 (23) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Soil WESTWOOD #2 (40) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Surface Water J-FIELD (GROUNDWATER) (08) ATSDR Profile

 

Current Michaelsville Site Status:

Construction of the remedy took place between 1989 and 2001. The U.S. Army entered into a federal facility agreement (FFA) with EPA in 1990. The FFA requires the U.S. Army to address the site’s 11 operable units (OUs). Remedy construction is complete at all OUs except OU-11. The site’s long-term remedy included ground water treatment and monitoring, land use restrictions, landfill capping, and excavation of contaminated soil and sediment. A remedial investigation is underway at OU-11. Vapor intrusion investigations are underway site wide. The U.S. Army, as the lead agency, is conducting the investigation and cleanup of the facility under EPA oversight. Cleanup has also included several removal actions, or short-term cleanups, to address immediate threats to human health and the environment. Removal actions between 1989 and 2011 included the excavation of contaminated soil and sediment, erosion control measures, and the installation of a leachate collection system. Risks and pathways addressed by the cleanup include health risks from people ingesting or touching contaminants in soil, sediment, surface water and ground water.

Chemical Contaminants at Aberdeen – Michaelsville:
CAS ## Contaminant Name Contaminated
Media
Area of Site
Found (OU)
More Information
75-35-4 1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
75-35-4 1,1-DICHLOROETHENE Ground Water OAA GROUNDWATER (06) ATSDR Profile
107-06-2 1,2-DICHLOROETHANE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
122-66-7 1,2-DIPHENYLHYDRAZINE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
99-65-0 1,3-DINITROBENZENE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
118-96-7 2,4,6-TRINITROTOLUENE Ground Water OAA SHELL WASHOUT (10) ATSDR Profile
35572-78-2 2-AMINO-4,6-DINITROTOLUENE Ground Water OAA SHELL WASHOUT (10)
72-54-8 4,4-DDD Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
72-55-9 4,4-DDE Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
50-29-3 4,4-DDT Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
50-29-3 4,4-DDT Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
19406-51-0 4-AMINO-2,6-DINITROTOLUENE Ground Water OAA SHELL WASHOUT (10)
150-76-5 4-METHOXYPHENOL Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
106-44-5 4-METHYLPHENOL (P-CRESOL) Surface Water LANDFILL (GROUNDWATER) (02)
67-64-1 ACETONE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
67-64-1 ACETONE Ground Water LANDFILL (GROUNDWATER) (02) ATSDR Profile
67-64-1 ACETONE Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
6484-52-2 AMMONIUM NITRATE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Leachate LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Sediment OAA FIRING RANGES (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Soil OAA FIRING RANGES (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-36-0 ANTIMONY Surface Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
11097-69-1 AROCLOR 1254 Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Ground Water LANDFILL (GROUNDWATER) (02) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Leachate OAA TWO DUMPS (09) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Sediment OAA TWO DUMPS (09) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil OAA FIRING RANGES (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-38-2 ARSENIC Soil OAA TWO DUMPS (09) ATSDR Profile
71-43-2 BENZENE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-41-7 BERYLLIUM Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
117-81-7 BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
85-68-7 BUTYL BENZYL PHTHALATE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
7440-43-9 CADMIUM Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-43-9 CADMIUM Ground Water LANDFILL (GROUNDWATER) (02) ATSDR Profile
7440-43-9 CADMIUM Leachate LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-43-9 CADMIUM Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
75-15-0 CARBON DISULFIDE Ground Water LANDFILL (GROUNDWATER) (02) ATSDR Profile
68188-88-5 CHLORIDE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
68188-88-5 CHLORIDE Leachate LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
108-90-7 CHLOROBENZENE Ground Water LANDFILL (GROUNDWATER) (02) ATSDR Profile
7440-47-3 CHROMIUM Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-47-3 CHROMIUM Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7440-47-3 CHROMIUM, TOTAL Sediment OAA TWO DUMPS (09) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Sediment OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Sediment OAA FIRING RANGES (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7440-50-8 COPPER Soil OAA FIRING RANGES (08) ATSDR Profile
50-29-3 DDT (DICHLORODIPHENYLTRICHLOROETHANE) Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
50-29-3 DDT (DICHLORODIPHENYLTRICHLOROETHANE) Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
319-86-8 DELTA-BHC Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
117-84-0 DI-N-OCTYL PHTHALATE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
84-74-2 DIBUTYL PHTHALATE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
60-57-1 DIELDRIN Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
84-66-2 DIETHYL PHTHALATE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
959-98-8 ENDOSULFAN I Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
1031-07-8 ENDOSULFAN SULFATE Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
7421-93-4 ENDRIN ALDEHYDE Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
76-44-8 HEPTACHLOR Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
76-44-8 HEPTACHLOR Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
1024-57-3 HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
1024-57-3 HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
121-82-4 HEXAHYDRO-1,3,5-TRINITRO-1,3,5-TRIAZINE (RDX) Ground Water OAA SHELL WASHOUT (10) ATSDR Profile
7439-89-6 IRON Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
7439-89-6 IRON Leachate LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
7439-89-6 IRON Sediment OAA TWO DUMPS (09)
7439-89-6 IRON Soil OAA TWO DUMPS (09)
7439-89-6 IRON Surface Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
7439-89-6 IRON Surface Water OAA TWO DUMPS (09)
E17005596 LEACHATE Leachate LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
7439-92-1 LEAD Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Sediment OAA FIRING RANGES (08) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Soil OAA FIRING RANGES (08) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Soil OAA TWO DUMPS (09) ATSDR Profile
7439-92-1 LEAD Surface Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7439-96-5 MANGANESE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7439-96-5 MANGANESE Ground Water LANDFILL (GROUNDWATER) (02) ATSDR Profile
7439-96-5 MANGANESE Leachate LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7439-96-5 MANGANESE Soil OAA TWO DUMPS (09) ATSDR Profile
7439-96-5 MANGANESE Surface Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7439-96-5 MANGANESE Surface Water OAA TWO DUMPS (09) ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY Sediment OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY Sediment OAA FIRING RANGES (08) ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY Soil OAA FIRING RANGES (08) ATSDR Profile
7439-97-6 MERCURY Surface Water LANDFILL (GROUNDWATER) (02) ATSDR Profile
E650028 MERCURY COMPOUNDS Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07)
75-09-2 METHYLENE CHLORIDE Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
75-09-2 METHYLENE CHLORIDE Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-02-0 NICKEL Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-02-0 NICKEL Leachate LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-02-0 NICKEL Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7440-02-0 NICKEL Surface Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
11097-69-1 PCB-1254 Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
1336-36-3 PCBs Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
1336-36-3 PCBs Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
31336-36-3 PCBs Leachate LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
108-95-2 PHENOL Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
TBD-00000005 PHOSPHORUS COMPOUNDS Sediment WHITE PHOSPHORUS AREA (04)
7782-49-2 SELENIUM Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7782-49-2 SELENIUM Surface Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-22-4 SILVER Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
127-18-4 TETRACHLOROETHENE Ground Water OAA GROUNDWATER (06) ATSDR Profile
7440-28-0 THALLIUM Ground Water LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
7440-28-0 THALLIUM Leachate LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01)
7440-28-0 THALLIUM Sediment OAA TWO DUMPS (09)
7440-28-0 THALLIUM Soil OAA TWO DUMPS (09)
79-01-6 TRICHLOROETHENE Ground Water OAA GROUNDWATER (06) ATSDR Profile
79-01-6 TRICHLOROETHYLENE Ground Water OAA GROUNDWATER (06) ATSDR Profile
7440-62-2 VANADIUM Sediment OAA TWO DUMPS (09) ATSDR Profile
7440-62-2 VANADIUM Soil OAA TWO DUMPS (09) ATSDR Profile
7440-62-2 VANADIUM Surface Water OAA TWO DUMPS (09) ATSDR Profile
E17133026 VANADIUM, METAL AND/OR ALLOY Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07)
7440-66-6 ZINC Sediment OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Sediment OAA FIRING RANGES (08) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Soil LANDFILL (SOURCE) (01) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Soil OAA SEDIMENT SITE (07) ATSDR Profile
7440-66-6 ZINC Soil OAA FIRING RANGES (08) ATSDR Profile
156-59-2 cis-1,2-DICHLOROETHENE Ground Water LANDFILL (GROUNDWATER) (02) ATSDR Profile

 


EPA Site Facts for Aberdeen – Edgewood

NPL Status: Final
Street Address:
OFF RTE 40, ABERDEEN, MD 21005
Congressional District: 02
EPA ID: MD2210020036

EPA Site Facts for Aberdeen – Michaelsville:

NPL Status: Final
Street Address:
OFF RTE 40, ABERDEEN, MD 21005
Congressional District: 02
EPA ID: MD3210021355

EPA Contacts for Aberdeen:


 

For surrounding communities:

2016 Annual Drinking Water Quality Report – Civilian Exposure – Aberdeen City Water Report 2016

Highlights Quoted Directly from Document:

  • Lead: If present, elevated levels of lead can cause serious health problems, especially for pregnant women and young children. Lead in drinking water is primarily from materials and components associated with service lines and home plumbing. City of Aberdeen is responsible for providing high quality drinking water, but cannot control the variety of materials used in plumbing components. When your water has been sitting for several hOUlS,you can minimize the potential for lead exposure by flushing your tap for 30 seconds to 2 minutes before using water for dtinking or cooking. If you are concerned about lead in your drinking water, you may wish to have your water tested. Information on lead in drinking water, testing methods, and steps you can take to minimize exposure is available from the EPA Safe Drinking Water Hotline at 1-800-426-4791 or at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/lead. The city is currently schedule to perform Lead & Copper sampling every three (3) years.
  • Fluoride: Some people who drink water containing fluoride in excess of the MCL over many years could get bone disease, including pain and tenderness of the bones. Fluoride in drinking water at half the MCL or more may cause mottling of children’s teeth, usually in children less than nine years old. Mottling, also known as dental fluorosis, may include brown staining and/or pitting of the teeth, and occurs only in developing teeth before they erupt from the gums. As a precaution we always notify physicians and health care providers in this-area if there is ever a higher than normal level of Nitrates: nitrates in the water supply.
  • TTHM (Total trihalomethanes): Some people who drink water containing trihalomethanes in excess of the MCL over many years’ experience problems with their liver, kidneys, or central nervous systems, and may have increased risk of getting cancer.

A mention about Perchlorate:

Perchlorate is an unregulated contaminant that is an ingredient in a variety of products including air bag inflators, electronic tubes, lubricating oils, rocket propellant, explosives and other commercial and agricultural applications. At the direction of the Maryland Department of the Environment, the City has been managing the wells to ensure that the level of perchlorate in tbe finished water does not exceed 1.0 ppb (the level established by MDE in the absence of an EPA standard). The City has currently installed perchlorate filtration units 0n several of its wells that were completed in fall of 2005. The Department of Public Works will ensure that all measures will be taken to address this issue and that our drinking water meets or exceeds all EPA drinking quality standards. A fact sheet on perchlorate can be found on the EPA web site at http://www.epa.gov/safewater/perchlorate/perchlorate.html

 


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