Superfund Site Profile
The 1,100-acre National Southwire Aluminum Co. site is located in Hawesville, Kentucky. It includes an active aluminum reduction facility that began operating in 1969. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1994 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from facility operations and waste handling practices. EPA, the Kentucky Division of Waste Management (KDWM) and the Southwire Company (Southwire), the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP), investigated site conditions and took steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination.
In 2011, EPA determined that the PRP had successfully completed all required cleanup actions. Site contamination does not currently threaten people working on or near the site. By maintaining institutional controls on the site property, and conducting operation and maintenance activities and required Five-Year Reviews, EPA, KDWM and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.