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EPA Announces the Availability of the Administrative Record for Caraleigh Phosphate and Fertilizer Works Removal Site in Raleigh, N.C.

Release Date: 04/03/2006
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353,

(ATLANTA – April 3, 2006) The EPA Administrative Record for the Caraleigh Phosphate and Fertilizer Works Site located in Raleigh, N.C., is available for public review.

The Administrative Record file includes documents that form the basis for selection of the removal action. A removal action is a short-term cleanup intended to stabilize a site that poses an imminent and substantial threat to human health or the environment. Documents in the record may include, but are not limited to, preliminary assessment and inspection reports, test results, and the Action Memorandum. All interested persons are encouraged to review and comment on the documents.

The documents will be available for public review during normal business hours at the following locations:

Southeast Regional Library U.S. EPA Records Center - Region 4
908 Seventh Avenue Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center - 11th Floor
Garner, North Carolina 61 Forsyth Street, SW
Attn: Susan Adams Atlanta, Georgia 30303-3104
(919) 662-2250 Attn: Debbie Jourdan
(404) 562-8862

EPA will accept comments regarding the Administrative Record during the public comment period which began March 28, 2006 and ends April 28, 2006. Comments should be addressed to Terrence Byrd, Federal On-Scene Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region 4, ERRB, 11th Floor, 61 Forsyth Street, SW, Atlanta, GA 30303. At the end of the 30-day comment period, a written response to all pertinent comments will be prepared in a responsiveness summary and placed in the file.

Caraleigh Phosphate and Fertilizer Works was a facility that used lead-lined acid chambers in the production of various fertilizers. As the result of a fire, sulfuric acid was released from the warehouse that caused the acid to leach into the city’s water supply in great volumes each time it rained. The facility was rebuilt after the fire and continued to use the lead-lined acid chambers. The historical data prompted an investigation in June of 2004. As a result of the preliminary assessment site investigation conducted by the North Carolina Department of Natural Resources, this site was referred to EPA for consideration as a removal site. In July 2004, EPA conducted a removal assessment at the site.