Superfund Site: GENERAL TIRE & RUBBER CO. (MAYFIELD LANDFILL)
Superfund Site Profile
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The 58-acre General Tire & Rubber Co. (Mayfield Landfill) site is located two miles north of Mayfield, Kentucky. It includes the area where the General Tire and Rubber Company (General Tire) disposed of manufacturing waste from 1970 to 1984. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990 because of contaminated groundwater resulting from the landfill. EPA, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP) and Continental Tire North America, the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP), investigated site conditions. After careful evaluation, EPA concluded that the landfill does not pose an unacceptable risk to people or the environment and did not require cleanup under the Superfund program. In 2000, EPA took the site off the NPL. The PRP continues to monitor groundwater at the site in coordination with KDEP.