Superfund Site: SCORPIO RECYCLING, INC.
CANDELERIA WARD, PR

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The Scorpio Recycling, Inc. (SRI) site is located in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico. The 6-acre facility is an active metal recycling company that buys all types of metal and sells it to foundries in the United States, Brazil, Spain and Japan. The facility started operations in 1972. Improper operation and disposal practices led to soil contamination with acids, lead and other metals. EPA has considered groundwater and soil contamination during cleanup and determined that the groundwater does not pose a risk to public health or the environment. EPA is still investigating the magnitude and extent of soil contamination. EPA has removed, treated and disposed of several tons of contaminated soils and taken additional actions to stabilize the soil while it is under investigation.