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FIELD WORK BEGINS AT THE LEXINGTON COUNTY LANDFILL SUPERFUND SITE IN CAYCE, S.C.

 FIELD WORK BEGINS AT THE LEXINGTON COUNTY LANDFILL
 SUPERFUND SITE IN CAYCE, S.C.
 ATLANTA, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that field work has begun for the Remedial Investigation (RI) at the Lexington County (321) Landfill Superfund site near Cayce, S.C.
 Site Consultants, Inc. of West Columbia, S.C. will conduct the Remedial Investigation and Feasibility Study (RI/FS) under EPA direction and oversight.
 The RI/FS is the first step in the cleanup process under the Superfund program. The Remedial Investigation will determine the nature and extent of contamination. The Feasibility Study will evaluate cleanup alternatives to address contamination found during previous studies and the investigation. The RI/FS is estimated to take one to two years. Following the RI/FS, EPA will propose a cleanup plan and present it for public comment. A final remedy will be outlined in the agency's Record of Decision.
 The Lexington County Landfill Superfund site is located two miles south of Cayce, S.C., on U.S. Highway 321. The 75-acre site includes a former municipal landfill (the 321 Landfill), the Old Cayce Dump and the Bray Park Dump. In 1972, the landfill was permitted by The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to operate as a sanitary landfill. Prior to 1972, the northern portion of the site was used for sand mining.
 EPA investigated the site in 1987 and found organic and inorganic compounds in samples taken from on-site monitoring wells. The site was added to the National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites in October 1989. In April 1992, Lexington County signed an agreement with EPA to perform the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study. EPA held a public information meeting in July to inform the community of the upcoming investigation.
 The RI/FS Work Plan is available for review at the R.M. Smith Branch Library in Cayce.
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 /CONTACT: Cynthia Peurifoy, Community Relations, 404-347-7791, or Carl Terry, Press Office, 404-347-3004, both of the United States Environmental Protection Agency/ CO: United States Environmental Protection Agency ST: South Carolina IN: SU: EXE


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