Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

WRIGHT CHEMICAL CORPORATION
RIEGELWOOD, 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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Redevelopment at the Site

The Wright Chemical Corporation is in continued use. Industrial land uses are located on site. In 2004, Oak Bark Corporation purchased the site and sold portions of the site to several companies. Momentive Specialty Chemicals, Inc. currently owns and operates a chemical manufacturing facility on part of the site. Silar LLC also currently leases and operates a specialty chemical manufacturing facility and laboratory on part of the site.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 36 people and generated an estimated $16,518,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional 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 institutional controls to reduce exposure to contamination by restricting access to contaminated areas. Institutional controls can also guide human behavior through legal mechanisms such as deed restrictions and public health warning signs.

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