Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

WARD TRANSFORMER
RALEIGH, 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 2019, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 100 people and generated an estimated $22,923,000 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.

The site’s PRPs placed institutional controls on a portion of the site property to prevent activities that would disturb the site’s soil without prior approval from EPA and NCDEQ. The controls also limit future use of the site to commercial and industrial uses.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services issues and oversees Fish Consumption Advisories. There are fish consumption advisories on Little Brier Creek, Brier Creek, Lake Crabtree, and Crabtree Creek, all of which are waters downstream of the Ward Transformer Site. EPA is working to clean up the PCB-contaminated sediments that led to these fish advisories, which should eventually lead to lower PCB levels in fish.

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