Superfund Site: JACKSON CERAMIX, INC, FALLS CREEK, PA
Superfund Site Profile
The Jackson Ceramix Site is located in Falls Creek, Pennsylvania. Between 1917 and 1985, a facility on site manufactured and painted china. Site operations included the discharge of lead-contaminated wastewater into an unlined drainage ditch and lagoon on site. The lagoon drained contaminated sludge and wastewater into a wetland and floodplain next to Sandy Lick Creek. Facility operations also included stockpiling and burying broken and unfinished china debris. These activities contaminated soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater with metals and other organic compounds. In September 2005, Jackson Ceramix was listed on the National Priorities List (NPL) of most hazardous waste sites, making it eligible for federal funding for cleanup.