Superfund Site: UNITED METALS, INC.

Superfund Site Profile

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The United Metals, Inc. (UMI) site is an 180-acre site is located in Marianna, Florida, and includes approximately 24 acres where a battery reclaiming facility operated from 1979 until 1991. A chain link fence surrounds this area. A large agricultural field borders the site to the north and woodlands border the site to the south, east and west. The nearest residence is less than a mile northwest of the site. Facility operations reclaimed lead from batteries, shredded the lead cases and sent the materials off site. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2003 because of contaminated soil and groundwater resulting from facility operations. EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) 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. By remediating contaminated soils, monitoring groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA and FDEP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.