The Bypass 601 Ground Water Contamination site is located on the western edge of Concord in south-central North Carolina. It includes the area where Martin Scrap Recycling (MSR) operated a battery salvage and scrap metal recycling facility from 1966 to 1986. The site also includes 10 additional areas where MSR disposed of battery material. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program�s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986 because of contaminated groundwater, sediment, soil and debris resulting from waste disposal operations.
EPA, the North Carolina Department of Environment Natural Resources (NCDENR) and the site�s potentially responsible parties (PRPs) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. By monitoring groundwater, placing institutional controls on the site properties and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, NCDENR and the site�s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.