Superfund Site: AIRCO

Superfund Site Profile

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The 2.75-acre Airco site is a former industrial landfill northeast of downtown Calvert City in western Kentucky. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984 because landfill disposal activities contaminated ground water and soil. EPA, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP) and 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.

The site shares a border with the B.F. Goodrich Superfund site. Because of their shared history and location, PRPs took Superfund-related cleanup actions at both sites under one approved cleanup plan (a Record of Decision, or ROD). EPA approved the plan in 1988. PRPs implemented the cleanup plan in the 1990s. Some cleanup activities, such as ground water treatment and monitoring, are ongoing.

Site contamination does not threaten people living and working near the site. The landfill area is fenced and secured. Waste in the landfill is capped. Local residents and businesses are not using contaminated ground water for drinking water purposes. By treating and monitoring ground water and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, KDEP and PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination. The agencies and PRPs are currently evaluating the need for changes to the site’s approved cleanup plan.