Superfund Site Profile
The 15,319-acre Anniston Army Depot (the Depot) is an active U.S. Army (Army) installation in Calhoun County, Alabama, 10 miles west of Anniston. The installation provides munitions storage and refurbishment, testing and decommissioning of combat vehicles and various types of ordnance. In the past, operations at the Depot generated solid and liquid wastes that contaminated soil and groundwater. EPA placed a portion of the Depot on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. In 1990, EPA and the Army agreed to address the entire Depot under the Superfund and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) programs. The Army, EPA and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the Depot in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. By cleaning up and monitoring the Depot’s soil and groundwater, enforcing land use controls, and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, the Army, EPA and ADEM continue to protect people and the environment from contamination.