Superfund Site: STAUFFER CHEMICAL CO. (LEMOYNE PLANT)
Superfund Site Profile
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The Stauffer Chemical Co. (LeMoyne Plant) site is located in Axis, Alabama. It includes the area where the Stauffer Chemical Company (Stauffer) began operating a chemical manufacturing facility in the 1950s. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984 because of contaminated groundwater, sediment and soil resulting from manufacturing operations. EPA, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM), and Akzo Nobel and Chemtura Corporation, 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 currently threaten people living and working near the site. A water line connects residences and businesses to the public water supply. By treating groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, ADEM and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.