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Peters Cartridge Factory is located along the south bank of the Little Miami River in Kings Mills. The Peters Cartridge Factory produced ordnance and shot shell ammunition at the site from 1887 to 1934. The Remington Arms Co. purchased Peters Cartridge in 1934 and continued the production of shot shell and cartridge ammunition at the facility until 1944. The site was subsequently divided into multiple land parcels that have been owned and occupied by various non-ammunition entities.



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What Has Been Done to Clean Up the Site?

Ohio EPA conducted several screening investigations and evaluations at the Peters Cartridge site between 1994 and 1999 and concluded the site was affected by copper, lead and mercury. U.S. EPA proposed the Peters Cartridge site to the National Priorities List, also known as NPL in 2003 and selected a cleanup remedy in a document called a Record of Decision, or ROD in 2009. The site was placed on the NPL in 2012. After a subsequent site investigation, another document called Explanation of Significant Differences modified the ROD in 2015. The cleanup activities at the site started in March 2015 and were completed in June 2017.

In September 2018 a portion of the site known as the Former Process Area was removed from the NPL after cleanup goals were met, reducing the approximate size of the site from 71 acres to 56 acres.

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What Is the Current Site Status?

The Peters Cartridge site is in the Operations & Maintenance phase of the Superfund process. As part of this phase, U.S. EPA is conducting a five-year review of this site to verify the remedy continues to protect people and the environment. The five-year review is an opportunity for the public to tell EPA about site conditions and any concerns they may have. If you would like to submit any comments, please contact the Community Involvement Coordinator listed in this website. The review should be completed by the end of December 2019.



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Enforcement Information

The DuPont Company signed an Admistrative Order on Consent with the United States Environmental Protection Agency for Remedial Investigation/Feasibilty Study (RI/FS) on July 7, 2004.

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