Superfund Site Profile
The Facet Enterprises, Inc. site is located in Elmira Heights, New York. Facet Enterprises (now called Purolator Facet, Inc.) made products such as bicycle parts, automobile engine components and small arms for the military at the site. Disposal of waste materials at the 31-acre area took place from the 1940s through 1978. Waste disposal led to soil and groundwater contamination. Following site investigations, soil contamination has been cleaned up. Groundwater treatment is ongoing. EPA is also continuing investigations of toxic vapors that may be entering homes and buildings from contaminated groundwater below the structures. EPA installs mitigation systems in the structures with elevated levels. Further cleanup strategies will be initiated as necessary.
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