Superfund Site Profile
The Charles Macon Lagoon and Drum Storage site is located in Cordova, North Carolina. It includes two separate, independently owned parcels of land: a 40-acre area owned by the Macon family and a 1-acre area owned by the Dockery family. The site, also known as the Macon Dockery site, includes the area where a waste oil recycling facility operated from 1979 to 1982. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1987 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from facility operations. EPA, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), and Clark Equipment Company and Crown, Cork and Seal Company, two of the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs), 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 PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.
Soil contamination has been cleaned up. Groundwater contamination remains but is confined to the site and is being actively treated. Private wells are located upgradient (uphill) of the site. Local residents living and working near the site are not currently threatened by site contamination. EPA, NCDENR and the site’s PRPs continue to make sure residents and the environment are protected from site contamination through ongoing groundwater treatment and required Five-Year Reviews.