Superfund Site Profile
The 16.5-acre Hercules 009 Landfill site is located in Brunswick, Georgia. It includes the area where Hercules, Inc. operated a pesticide manufacturing facility and landfill from 1948 to 1980. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984 because of contaminated groundwater, sludge and soil resulting from facility operations. EPA, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (Georgia EPD) and Hercules Inc., the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP), 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 nearby residences and businesses to the public water supply. By monitoring groundwater, maintaining the landfill cover and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, Georgia EPD and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.