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Cedartown Industries, Inc., Superfund Site Deleted from Superfund National Priorities List

Release Date: 09/18/2006
Contact Information: Laura Niles, (404) 562-8353,

(ATLANTA – September 18, 2006) The Cedartown Industries, Inc., Superfund Site (the Site) in Cedartown, Ga., has been deleted from the EPA Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) of hazardous waste sites. EPA and the state of Georgia have determined that the Site poses no significant threat to public health or the environment and, therefore, no further cleanup measures are appropriate.

EPA identifies sites that present a significant risk to public health, welfare, or the environment and it maintains the NPL as the list of those sites. Any site deleted from the NPL remains eligible for cleanup actions in the unlikely event that conditions at the Site warrant such action. The Site conditions will continue to be monitored through five-year reviews conducted by EPA.

The Cedartown Industries Site is a seven acre site which was formerly used as a secondary lead smelting business from 1978 to 1980. High levels of lead and cadmium were identified at the Site, and in 1990, contaminated slag, storage piles, wastewater and sediment were removed. Groundwater contamination from metals has been treated through natural processes, and monitoring results of the groundwater indicate continued reduction of contaminants.

Publicly available docket materials are available either electronically through or in hard copy at the Site information repositories at two locations:

      U.S. EPA Records Center, attn: Debbie Jourdan
      Atlanta Federal Center
      61 Forsyth Street, S.W.
      Atlanta, Georgia 30303-8960
      Phone: (404) 562-8862
      Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday (by appointment only)

      Cedartown Public Library
      245 East Avenue
      Cedartown, Georgia 30125
      Phone: (770) 748-5644
      Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday
      9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday
      9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday