Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

CENTRAL CHEMICAL (HAGERSTOWN)
HAGERSTOWN, MD

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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Supporting Documents

Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:

Record of Decision (ROD) 9/30/09 (PDF)

Project Report, July 2003 (PDF)

ATSDR's Public Health Assessment (PDF)

Administrative Order On Consent - August 2013 (PDF)

Amendment Number 1 to Administrative Settlement Agreement and Order On Consent - September 2014 (PDF)

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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.

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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.

A Declaration of Restrictive Covenants was placed on the Central Chemical property in 2000. The covenant restricts the use of the Site to commercial and industrial usage; and forbids many types of land use including housing, playgrounds, schools, etc. Further institutional controls will be implemented at the Site by EPA and the cooperating responsible parties, to ensure that the remedy at the Site remains protective of human health and the environment over time.

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