HORTON IRON AND METAL
Health & Environment
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What Are the Risks at the Site?
Initial investigations by EPA and NCDENR found contamination in groundwater, soil and sediment that could potentially harm people in the area. To protect workers from contaminants, the site’s PRPs installed a gate prohibiting access to the eastern portion of the site. The PRPs also installed a silt fence to prevent further soil erosion from spreading into the boat slips on site.
EPA has had all private wells in use around the site tested and did not identify any threats.
EPA is working with the PRPs to conduct a more extensive investigation, known as a remedial investigation/feasibility study, to assess fully site-related threats to people living near the site and the environment and to evaluate cleanup options.
EPA uses performance measures to track environmental results at Superfund sites. If you have any questions or concerns about the measures at this site, please contact the site team members listed under Site Contacts.
Read more about Superfund Remedial Performance Measures.
|Status at this
|What does this mean?|
|Human Exposure Under Control||Insufficient Data||Yes means assessments indicate that across the entire site:
No means an unsafe level of contamination has been detected at the site and a reasonable expectation exists that people could be exposed.Insufficient data means that, due to uncertainty regarding exposures, one cannot draw conclusions as to whether human exposures are controlled, typically because:
|Groundwater Migration Under Control||Insufficient Data||
Yes means EPA reviewed all information on known and reasonably expected groundwater contamination. EPA concluded the migration of contaminated groundwater is stabilized and there is no unacceptable discharge to surface water. EPA will conduct monitoring to confirm that affected groundwater remains in the original area of contamination.
No means EPA has reviewed all information on known and reasonably expected groundwater contamination, and the migration of contaminated groundwater is not stabilized.
Insufficient data means that due to uncertainty regarding contaminated groundwater migration, EPA cannot draw conclusions as to whether the migration of contaminated groundwater is stabilized.
Yes means the physical construction of the cleanup is complete for the entire site.
No means either physical construction is not complete or actions are still needed to address contamination.
|Sitewide Ready for Anticipated Use||No||Yes means:
No means that one or more of these three criteria have not been met. However, a site listed as no may still have redevelopment occurring on portions of the site and may be eligible for additional redevelopment.