Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

FCX, INC. (WASHINGTON PLANT)
WASHINGTON, 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 FCX, Inc. (Washington Plant) site is currently in reuse. A trucking distribution company reuses the former FCX warehouse on site. In 2010, the North Carolina Department of Transportation constructed the U.S. Route 17 Washington Bypass on a portion of the site, running from the southwest boundary to its northeast boundary.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2017, EPA had data on 3 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 23 people and generated an estimated $2,002,000 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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