Superfund Site: RCA DEL CARIBE
BARCELONETA, PR

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The RCA Del Caribe site is located in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. RCA manufactured masks for television screens at the 20-acre area from 1971 to April 1987. Manufacturing operations discharged wastes – which contained selenium, as well as the metals chromium and iron – into four lagoons. Sinkholes developed in two of the lagoons, discharging about 1 million gallons of waste into the groundwater. Following site investigations, EPA determined that the site did not pose a significant threat to public health or the environment, and no further actions were needed. The site is no longer a threat to human health. EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in June 2005.