INITIAL PHASE OF CLEANUP BEGINNING AT THE PARA-CHEM SUPERFUND SITE IN SIMPSONVILLE, S.C.
INITIAL PHASE OF CLEANUP BEGINNING AT THE PARA-CHEM SUPERFUND SITE IN SIMPSONVILLE, S.C. ATLANTA, April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) of the Para-Chem Southern, Inc. Superfund site in Simpsonville, S.C., will begin the week of April 13. RMT, Inc. of Greenville, S.C., the contractor hired by Para-Chem Southern, Inc., will conduct the investigation. All work carried out will be under EPA oversight. The first phase of the investigation is expected to be completed by mid-May. 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 the investigation. The RI/FS is estimated to take approximately 14 months. 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. Para-Chem Southern, Inc., a manufacturer of latex, acrylic compounds, and adhesives, is located on State Highway 14, between Simpsonville and Fountain Inn, S.C. Organic compounds have been detected in the soil and groundwater. The facility used two lagoons to collect wastewater. Sludge from the lagoons and waste from the facility's manufacturing operations were placed in four on-site disposal areas. The disposal areas were excavated in 1987 under a consent order from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. This action resulted in the removal of 2921 tons of drums, waste materials, soil and debris. Several other interim measures, including groundwater remediation, have been taken to address on-site contamination. Beginning the week of April 13, the Phase 1 Remedial Investigation Workplan and other site-related documents will be available for review at the information repository in the Fountain Inn Branch Library, 400 Main Street, in Fountain Inn, S.C. The Para-Chem Southern, Inc. site was added to EPA's National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites in August 1990. -0- 4/10/92 /CONTACT: Cynthia Peurifoy, 404-347-7791, or Carl Terry, 404-347-3004, both of the United States Environmental Protection Agency/ CO: United States Environmental Protection Agency; Para-Chem Southern, Inc. ST: South Carolina IN: SU: EXE
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