Superfund Site: POTTER'S SEPTIC TANK SERVICE PITS
MACO, NC

Superfund Site Profile

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SITE BACKGROUND

The Potter's Septic Tank Service Pits site is located in Sandy Creek, North Carolina. It includes an area where a sludge hauling and oil spill cleanup company operated from 1969 to 1976. Between 1980 and 1983, the site and surrounding properties changed ownership and the new owner developed the area into a residential neighborhood. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from the operations and waste handling practices. EPA and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) 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. A water line connects residences to the public water supply. By monitoring groundwater contamination, working to place institutional controls on the site property and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA and NCDENR continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.