List of Superfund sites in Alabama

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This is a list of Superfund sites in Alabama designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of 1980 authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.[1] These locations are known as Superfund sites, and are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL guides the EPA in "determining which sites warrant further investigation" for environmental remediation.[2] As of March 26, 2010, there were 13 Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in Alabama.[2] Two additional sites have been proposed for entry on the list.[2] One site has been cleaned up and removed from the list.[2]

Superfund sites[edit]

      Proposed for addition to National Priorities List
      Deleted from National Priorities List
CERCLIS ID Name County Reason Proposed[3] Listed[4] Construction
completed[5]
Partially
deleted[6]
Deleted[7]
AL6210020008 Alabama Army Ammunition Plant Talladega Soil and groundwater contamination by explosives (including TNT, DNT and tetryl) and heavy metals.[8]
10/15/1984
07/22/1987
ALD004022448 Alabama Plating Company Shelby Groundwater contamination by cyanide and heavy metals including arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, nickel and zinc has affected a recreational fishery and has potential to contaminate drinking water supplies.[9]
08/24/2000
09/18/2012
ALD981868466 American Brass Henry Soil and sediment contamination by PCBs and metals and groundwater contamination by boron, nitrate and ammonia from former brass smelter/foundry. Nearby creeks are affected.[10]
01/19/1999
05/10/1999
09/01/2009
AL3210020027 Anniston Army Depot (SE Industrial Area) Calhoun Solid and liquid wastes including metals, cyanide, phenols, pesticides, herbicides, chlorinated hydrocarbons, petroleum hydrocarbons, solvents, acids, chelating agents, asbestos and creosote. Soil and groundwater are contaminated by lead, thallium, antimony and chromium. The well of a nearby catfish pond was contaminated by VOCs but no health effects are expected from eating fish from the former business.[11]
10/15/1984
03/13/1989
AL0001058056 Capitol City Plume Montgomery Groundwater under downtown Montgomery is contaminated principally with PCE and also with BTEX.[12]
05/11/2000
ALD001221902 Ciba-Geigy Corp. (McIntosh Plant) Washington Disposal areas at the plant, which formerly produced pesticides, are contaminated with DDT and related products, hexachlorocyclohexane and chlorobenzenes.[13]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
07/19/2000
ALD041906173 Interstate Lead Company (ILCO) Jefferson Soil and groundwater contamination by lead, antimony, arsenic, cadmium, chromium and nickel from a now-bankrupt lead processing company. The site includes seven sub-sites around the city of Leeds, where lead-contaminated waste was disposed of or used as fill.[14]
09/18/1985
06/10/1986
ALD031618069 Mowbray Engineering Butler Soil was contaminated by PCBs and low levels of phenols, chloroform, dichloroethane and TCA from a former transformer repair facility. Spills in 1975 and 1980 caused fish kills.[15]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
09/16/1991
12/30/1993
ALD008188708 Olin Corp. (McIntosh Plant) Washington Groundwater, used for drinking water supply, is contaminated by mercury and chloroform.[16]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
ALD980728703 Perdido Ground Water Contamination Baldwin Benzene contamination of drinking water, caused by a 1965 train derailment.[17]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
07/30/1993
AL7210020742 Redstone Arsenal (US Army/NASA) Madison Ground water, soil, sediments, and surface water are contaminated by solvents, metals, pesticides, chemical warfare material, and hazardous remnants from rocket fuel research, development and testing, including perchlorate.[18]
06/23/1993
05/31/1994
ALD980844385 Redwing Carriers Incorporated (Saraland) Mobile The site was formerly used by a trucking company for maintenance and cleaning of tank trucks, some of which were used to carry hazardous substances. Soil and groundwater contain a tarry sludge contaminated by PAHs, pesticides and VOCs.[19]
06/24/1988
02/21/1990
09/03/2009
ALD095688875 Stauffer Chemical Company (Cold Creek Plant) Mobile The site is adjacent to the LeMoyne Plant site and manufacters agricultural chemicals. Ponds containing sludges and soils contaminated by carbon disulfide, sulfuric acid, carbon tetrachloride, caustics, chlorine, Crystex (a proprietary sulfur-containing compound), thiocarbamates and various metals including mercury. On-site groundwater is contaminated by thiocambates and off-site wells by carbon tetrachloride, carbon disulfide and thiocarbamates. Sediments and fish in Cold Creek Swamp are contaminated by mercury from former discharge practices.[20]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
ALD008161176 Stauffer Chemical Company (LeMoyne Plant) Mobile The site is adjacent to the Cold Creek Plant site and manufactures various hazardous chemicals. Ponds contain contaminated soils and sludges, as above. Groundwater is contaminated by carbon tetrachloride, carbon disulfide, thiocarbamates and thiocyanate.[21]
09/08/1983
09/21/1984
ALD007454085 T.H. Agriculture & Nutrition (Montgomery) Montgomery Groundwater contamination by pesticides, including hexachlorides, herbicides and VOCs including TCE and PCE. Soil and sediments are contaminated by pesticides, including DDT, DDE, DDD and toxaphene, and metals including arsenic.[22]
06/24/1988
08/30/1990
09/27/2002
ALD983166299 Triana/Tennessee River Morgan, Limestone, and Madison DDT contamination of soil, sediments, ground water, surface water and fish, mostly within the Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge and Redstone Arsenal.[23]
12/30/1982
09/08/1983
12/18/1991

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P.L. 96-510, 42 U.S.C. §§ 96019675), December 11, 1980.
  2. ^ a b c d "National Priorities List". United States Enivironmental Protection Agency. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Proposed NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Final NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Construction Completions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Partial deletions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Deleted NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved May 2, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Alabama Army Ammunition Plant site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  9. ^ "Alabama Plating Company site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  10. ^ "American Brass site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  11. ^ "Anniston Army Depot (SE Industrial Area) site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  12. ^ "Capitol City Plume site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  13. ^ "Ciba-Geigy Corp. (McIntosh Plant) site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  14. ^ "Interstate Lead Company (ILCO) site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  15. ^ "Mowbray Engineering site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  16. ^ "Olin Corp. (McIntosh Plant) site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  17. ^ "Perdido Ground Water Contamination site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  18. ^ "Redstone Arsena (US Army/NASA) site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  19. ^ "Redwing Carriers Incorporated (Saraland) site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  20. ^ "Stauffer Chemical Company (Cold Creek Plant) site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  21. ^ "Stauffer Chemical Company (LeMoyne Plant) site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  22. ^ "T.H. Agriculture & Nutrition (Montgomery) site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 
  23. ^ "Triana/Tennessee River site summary". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-05.