Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES
MACON, GA

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Announcements and Key Topics

The site was placed on the NPL in 2011 for contaminated groundwater and sediments. From 2015-2016, as part of Operable Unit One (OU-1), an engineered cap was installed on the Wastewater Treatment Plant Landfill.

A public availability session will be held November 12, 2019, that will address both the Armstrong
World Industries and Macon Naval Ordnance Plant sites. For the Armstrong World Industries site,
OU-2 will address Rocky Creek fish/sediment, the Remote Landfill, and the Former Macon Naval
Ordnance Landfill (these two landfills are essentially one landfill located adjacent to Rocky Creek). In
September 2018 EPA finalized an agreement with the potentially responsible parties for
performance of the OU-2 Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS). The draft OU-2 RI/FS
Workplan was submitted in April 2019 then finalized in September 2019 with input from EPA and the
State of Georgia. RI field sampling activities for OU-2 will begin during the week of October 28,
2019.

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Public Participation Opportunities

EPA is leading community involvement activities to get community input and make sure the public remains informed about site activities throughout the cleanup process.

A public availability session will be held November 12, 2019, that will address both the Armstrong
World Industries and Macon Naval Ordnance Plant sites. For the Armstrong World Industries site,
OU-2 will address Rocky Creek fish/sediment, the Remote Landfill, and the Former Macon Naval
Ordnance Landfill (these two landfills are essentially one landfill located adjacent to Rocky Creek). In
September 2018 EPA finalized an agreement with the potentially responsible parties for
performance of the OU-2 Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS). The draft OU-2 RI/FS
Workplan was submitted in April 2019 then finalized in September 2019 with input from EPA and the
State of Georgia. RI field sampling activities for OU-2 will begin during the week of October 28,
2019.

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Site News Archive

A public availability session was held on April 28, 2011, with both the Macon City Council and Bibb County Commission briefed before that meeting was held. On March 11, 2013, a public notice was published in the Macon Telegraph newspaper, announcing the public comment period for the recommended response action for the Wastewater Treatment Landfill (WWTP Landfill, addressed as part OU-1)..

EPA has also kept local newspaper and television media informed as part of their coverage of site activities.

On September 18, 2018, EPA finalized an agreement with the potentially responsible parties for performance of the Operable Unit-2 RI/FS. The RI/FS Workplan is expected to be completed in March 2019, at which time a public availability session is planned to kick off the RI field sampling activities. 

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