Superfund Site: CALDWELL LACE LEATHER CO., INC.
AUBURN, KY

Superfund Site Profile

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SITE BACKGROUND

The 57-acre Caldwell Lace Leather Co., Inc. site is located in Auburn, Kentucky. The site includes the area where Caldwell Lace Leather Company (Caldwell) disposed of wastes from its tannery facility in Auburn, Kentucky, from 1972 to 1985. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from waste handling practices. EPA, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP) and the site’s 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. Following site investigations, EPA determined that site contamination does not pose a threat to people and the environment. By monitoring groundwater and surface water, maintaining the landfill cover, and working to place institutional controls on the site property, EPA, KDEP and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.