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CHEMTRONICS SUPERFUND SITE IN SWANNANOA, NORTH CAROLINA PROPOSED FOR DELETION FROM NATIONAL PRIORITIES LIST OF HAZARDOUS WASTE SITES
Release Date: 06/13/2003
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, EPA Media Relations, 404-562-8421
|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today its intent to delete the Chemtronics Superfund site in Swannanoa, North Carolina from the National Priorities List (NPL) of hazardous waste sites. Cleanup of the site has been completed. A public meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2003 at 7:00 p.m. in the Charles D. Owen Middle School auditorium. Officials from the EPA will discuss the possible transfer of the remaining site cleanup to the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) program and solicit public comments. Based on public comment, EPA will pursue deleting this site from the NPL.
The Chemtronics site consists of approximately 1,027 acres. The facility, which began operations in 1952, manufactured explosives, incapacitating agents, and chemical intermediates. The wastes associated with these products were buried in six specific disposal areas on-site. The contaminated soil in these areas has been remediated and groundwater contamination is being addressed though extraction and treatment. The site was placed on the NPL in December 1982.