Superfund Site Profile
The 450-acre Celanese Shelby Fiber Operations site (the "Site") is located in Shelby, North Carolina. The Site includes the area where the Celanese Corporation (Celanese) has operated a manufacturing facility since 1960. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986 because of contaminated groundwater, soil, and sediment resulting from facility operations. EPA, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), and the Site’s potentially responsible party (PRP) Celanese have investigated Site conditions and taken steps to clean up the Site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the Site. By treating contaminated soil and sediment, recovering and monitoring contaminated groundwater, and conducting required Five-Year Reviews, EPA, NCDENR, and Celanese continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.