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Archive - Hazardous Waste Cleanup: C & D Technologies, Inc. Facility - Attica, Indiana

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C&D owns and operates a battery manufacturing plant at 200 West Main Street in the City of Attica, Fountain County, Indiana. The Facility is located on approximately 12.5 acres in the north-northwestern portion of the city. The Wabash River borders the Facility on the west and northwest. Residential and commercial properties surround the remaining sides of the Facility (Figure 1).  The Facility contains an active battery manufacturing area, a former landfill, and riverbank property along the Wabash River.

The Attica plant manufactures lead acid batteries for commercial, industrial and military applications.  Manufacturing processes include casting or curing lead battery parts, pasting battery grids, plate processing, battery assembling, charging and finishing.

April 2013 Update

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 has a Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Consent Order with C&D Technologies (C&D or the Facility) to investigate and cleanup releases of hazardous waste at its Plant located in Attica, IN.  EPA is proposing a plan to clean up contaminated soil and its potential effects on surface water, ground water and soil gas at the Facility and an adjacent area bordering the Wabash River in Attica, Indiana