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EPA Reaches Settlement Agreement for cleanup at the Ward Transformer superfund Site in Raleigh, North Carolina

Release Date: 9/20/2005
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For Immediate Release                                                                                         

Contact: Laura Niles (,  Phone: (404) 562-8353

(Atlanta – September 20, 2005) A Settlement Agreement has been reached between EPA and the Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) to address contamination at the Ward Transformer Superfund Site in Raleigh, North Carolina.  Under the terms of this agreement, the PRPs have agreed to implement a time-critical removal action, which includes the response action outlined in the Action Memorandum for the site.  The September 2004 Action Memorandum authorizes a removal action to address the source of PCB contamination at the Ward Transformer facility and surrounding areas. 

As part of the agreement, the PRPs will submit a work plan that will include a schedule of activities.  The work plan will be submitted within thirty days of the effective date of the agreement.  This schedule will include additional site activities that are necessary prior to soil removal.  EPA will have final approval of the submitted work plan.

The Ward Transformer Superfund Site was added to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) in April 2003.

The site is located near the Raleigh Durham International Airport in a predominantly industrial area of Raleigh. The site includes, but is not limited to, an active transformer manufacturing, repair, sales, and reconditioning facility constructed in 1964 on 11 acres of previously undeveloped land and certain adjacent properties.  The major contaminants of concern are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).