Superfund Site Profile
The 141-acre General Electric Co/Shepherd Farm site is located in East Flat Rock, North Carolina. It includes two areas where General Electric (GE) has operated a manufacturing facility and a waste disposal area since 1955. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1994 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from waste handling practices. EPA, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), and GE, the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP), 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 groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, NCDENR and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.
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