Superfund Site Profile
The 1,500-acre Ciba-Geigy Corporation (McIntosh Plant) site is located in McIntosh, Alabama. The site includes the area where Ciba-Geigy Corporation (now BASF Corporation) has operated a production facility since 1952. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984 because of contaminated groundwater, soil, sludge and sediment resulting from waste disposal practices. EPA, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not threaten people living and working near the site. Both residents and businesses use the public water supply for drinking water. By treating groundwater, monitoring the site’s soil cleanup and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, ADEM and BASF Corporation, the site’s primary PRP, continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.