Superfund Site Profile
The 7-acre Cedartown Industries, Inc. site is located in Cedartown, Georgia. The site includes an area where a lead smelting facility operated from 1874 to 1980. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990 because of contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater resulting from facility operations. EPA, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (Georgia EPD) 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 currently threaten people living and working near the site. The site has returned to productive use. A trucking business operates on site. By monitoring groundwater, placing institutional controls on the site property and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, Georgia EPD and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.