Superfund Site: US FINISHING/CONE MILLS, GREENVILLE, SC
Superfund Site Profile
The US Finishing/Cone Mills site is located in Greenville, South Carolina. It includes an area used for various manufacturing operations from 1903 to 2003. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2011 because of contaminated surface water, groundwater and sediment resulting from facility operations. EPA and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. The public water system provides water supplies to nearby residents and businesses. To EPA’s knowledge, contaminated groundwater has not affected drinking water supplies.
EPA completed a short-term cleanup action to demolish facility buildings and secure the site in April 2012. EPA is also conducting an extensive investigation to fully assess site-related threats to people living near the site and the environment and to evaluate cleanup options. EPA selected this site as an Integrated Cleanup Initiative pilot project to demonstrate an innovative combination of management approaches and cleanup techniques.
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