Superfund Site: PAPELERA PUERTORRIQUENA, INC.
UTUADO, PR

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The Papelera Puertorriqueña Inc. (PPI) site is located in Utuado, Puerto Rico. PPI is an active facility that manufactures paper and plastic bags, using ink-based solvents in the manufacturing process, as well as storing other paper-based products at the site. The facility discharged wastewater containing hazardous chemicals into the Viví River and surrounding areas. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in September 2009. Site investigations are ongoing.