EPA Superfund Program: NATIONAL STARCH & CHEMICAL CORP., SALISBURY, NC

Superfund Site Profile

The National Starch & Chemical Corp. (NSCC) site is located in Salisbury, North Carolina. It includes the area where chemical manufacturing have occurred since 1970. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from waste disposal practices. EPA, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) and the AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry LLC (successor of National Starch & Chemical Corporation), 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. A water line connects residents and businesses to the public water supply. By treating groundwater, monitoring and treating soil, placing institutional controls on the site property, and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, NCDENR and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/29/2010)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No