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EPA TO CONDUCT SAMPLING AT THE SOUTHERN AGRICULTURAL CHEMICALS SITE IN KINGSTREE, S.C.

 ATLANTA, Nov. 16 ~PRNewswire~ -- The U.S. Environmental Protect ion Agency, in cooperation with the South Carolina Department of Environmental Control (DHEC), will conduct sampling at the Southern Agricultural Chemicals site in Kingstree, Williamsburg County, S.C. during the week of Nov. 16, 1992. The sampling will take place under the authority and direction of EPA's Emergency Response and Removal Branch.
 The sampling investigation will be conducted to determine the extent of contamination at the site. EPA will use the data to determine cleanup or other needs at the site.
 Southern Agricultural Chemicals was formerly a pesticide blending and formulation facility. The company closed in the 1980s. Pesticides are the primary contaminants of concern.
 The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund) and the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) authorize EPA to respond to actual or threatened releases of hazardous substances that may endanger public health, welfare or the environment.
 This site is not on the National Priorities List (NPL) of hazardous waste sites.
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 ~CONTACT: James Webster, on-scene coordinator, 404-347-3931, or Michael Henderson, community relations, 404-347-3931, or Carl Terry, press office, 404-347-3004, all of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency~


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