Superfund Site Profile
The New Hanover County Airport Burn Pit site is located in Wilmington, North Carolina. It includes an area where firefighters used a burn pit for training purposes. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 because of contaminated groundwater resulting from operations and waste handling practices. EPA, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), and 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 monitoring groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, NCDENR and the site’s PRPs have protected people and the environment from site contamination.