Superfund Site: FIRESTONE TIRE & RUBBER CO. (ALBANY PLANT)
Superfund Site Profile
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The 329-acre Firestone Tire & Rubber Co. (Albany Plant) site is located in Albany, Georgia. The site includes an area where a tire manufacturing facility has operated since 1968. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from facility operations. EPA, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (Georgia EPD) and Bridgestone/Firestone 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. By treating and monitoring groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, Georgia EPD and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.