Superfund Site:

ECUSTA MILL
PISGAH FOREST, NC

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Remedial Project Manager
Jennifer Wendel
(404) 562-8799

Site Location

Street Address:
1 ECUSTA ROAD
PISGAH FOREST, NC 28768

Background

The Ecusta Mill was a former flax-pulp specialty paper manufacturing facility consisting of approximately 525-acreas situated in a mixed-use commercial/residential setting near the confluence of the Davidson and French Broad Rivers in North Carolina. The facility consisted of nearly 2 million square feet of manufacturing structures, several industrial landfills and an 80-acre Aerated Stabilization Basin (ASB). The mill was operated by various owners from 1938 until 2002, when it declared bankruptcy and was shut down and abandoned. Region 4 first responded when the plant was closed to stabilize environmental systems and secure the site. Subsequent investigation revealed mercury contamination below ...
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