Superfund Site Profile
The Maxey Flats Nuclear Disposal site is located in Fleming County, Kentucky. The site accepted radioactive waste from 1963 to 1977. The EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986 because of contaminated soil, surface water and groundwater resulting from facility operations. The EPA and several potentially responsible parties (PRPs), including the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP), have investigated conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. Contamination does not threaten people living and working near the site. Residents and businesses now use the public water system for drinking purposes as an additional layer of protection.
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The final landfill cap is currently being constructed over disposal trenches at the site. A 100-year institutional control period will begin when the final landfill cap is complete. The next Five-Year Review of the remedy will be completed in 2017.