Superfund Site: CEDARTOWN MUNICIPAL LANDFILL
Superfund Site Profile
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The 94-acre Cedartown Municipal Landfill site is located in Cedartown, Georgia. The site includes the area where a mine and then a municipal landfill operated from the 1880s to 1979. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 because of contaminated groundwater, surface water and solid waste resulting from operations at the site. EPA, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (Georgia EPD) and the Cedartown Municipal Landfill Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) Committee, the site’s PRP group, 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 inspecting and maintaining the landfill cover, 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.