FORMER KIL-TONE COMPANY
On this page:
- About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
- Economic Activity at the Site
- Activity and Use Limitations
About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.
Economic Activity at the Site
As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.
Activity and Use Limitations
At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.
No formal activity or use limitations have been issued. However, community updates are being issued with new and relevant information for residents in the area, including precautions to take in order to reduce exposure to arsenic and lead in soil.
Common activities that may increase exposure are:
• Eating without first washing hands and face.
• Eating unwashed vegetables grown in contaminated soils.
• Children playing in contaminated bare soil.
• Gardening or digging in contaminated bare soil.
Following these steps can reduce potential exposure to arsenic and lead contamination that may be present in the surface soils:
• Wash children’s hands frequently, but especially after playing outside, before they eat, and before bedtime. Adults should also wash hands frequently.
• Thoroughly wash all fruits and vegetables, especially those grown in soils in yard.
• Place washable rugs at all entries to home. Leave shoes at door to prevent contaminated soil from being tracked into home.
• Clean your home weekly to keep it as dust free as possible. Clean floors, window sills, doorframes, and baseboards with soap and water. Use a vacuum with HEPA filter for cleaning.
• Keep children away from bare soil areas; mulch bare soil areas; and maintain grass cover.