Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

FACET ENTERPRISES, INC.
ELMIRA, NY

Redevelopment

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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.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The 31-acre Facet Enterprises, Inc. Superfund site is located in the Village of Elmira Heights, Chemung County, New York. Previous site operations included manufacturing bicycle and car engine parts. The facility also produced small arms during World War II. From the 1940s through 1978, site activities included the on-site disposal of heavy metal sludge, spent solvents and oils. These activities resulted in the contamination of site soil, sediment and groundwater with volatile organic compounds, inorganics and petroleum. EPA added the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. EPA’s cleanup plan for the site included placing all contaminated soil and sediment under a cap, treating groundwater and instituting land use restrictions. Today, about half of the site property is developed. Motor Components, LLC currently manufactures engine starter drives and electric fuel pumps on the site.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2019, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 68 people and generated an estimated $18,000,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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