Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

ABC ONE HOUR CLEANERS
JACKSONVILLE, NC

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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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.

EPA uses a number of methods to protect human health and the environment. In addition to physically cleaning the contamination from a Site, EPA also uses more administrative tools that may serve the purpose of restricting access to a contaminated area or prohibiting the use of contaminated groundwater for consumption. These tools are called Institutional Controls (ICs).

For the ABC One-Hour Cleaners Superfund Site, a restriction will be placed on the Site property. This restriction will do the following:

To ensure no receptors are exposed to the contaminated soil and groundwater, the following activities have been conducted:

  • Maintaining the concrete slab that was the foundation of the former buildings; and
  • Constructing an 8-foot chain-linked fence around the perimeter of the concrete slab.

The selected remedy also includes several restrictions that will be implemented once the ISTR has been constructed. The restrictions will ensure the following:

  • Limit the future use of the Site to only commercial/industrial use;
  • Restrict the exposure to the contaminated groundwater; and
  • Restrict the exposure to the contaminated soil.

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