Superfund Site: GE WIRING DEVICES, JUANA DIAZ, PR
Superfund Site Profile
The GE Wiring Devices site is located in Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico. The General Electric Company (GE) operates a wiring devices plant on this 5-acre area. The site property was originally leased from the Puerto Rico Industrial Development Company (PRIDCO); the property is now owned by GE. About a half-ton of mercury was discarded, along with 4,000 cubic yards of defective switch parts and plastic scraps, into a half-acre waste area on site, contaminating the site. Short-term cleanups protected human health and the environment. GE then completed the off-site disposal of all mercury-contaminated materials. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in October 2000.
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