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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 Wrigley Charcoal Plant Superfund site is located in Wrigley, Tennessee. The 330-acre site includes several areas of concern. From 1881 to 1966, a 35-acre area of the site supported industrial activities. Manufacturers disposed of wastewater in nearby fields, ponds and Mill Creek until the mid-1940s. In 1978, the Pinewood Manufacturing Company, leased the site. EPA added the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. 

Interim cleanup activities included excavating waste pits and treating contaminated soils. EPA connected at-risk residents to the city water supply and restricted groundwater use. A focused remedial investigation and feasibility study to characterize additional areas of concern is ongoing.  A removal action to address asbestos contamination at the site is also underway.

The Wrigley Charcoal Plant site is in use. There is an athletic field on site owned by the Hickman County Parks and Recreation Department. A residential community occupies the Clark Hollow portion of the site. Parties regraded and vegetated the Storage Basin and Irrigation Field. These areas are not in use. Clark Hollow is the location of a residential community. The Primary Site is not in use.

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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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