EPA Superfund Program: WAMCHEM, INC., BURTON, SC

Superfund Site Profile

The 25-acre Wamchem, Inc. site is located in Beaufort, South Carolina. It includes an area where a facility produced dye products from the 1950s to 1982. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984 because of contaminated groundwater and soil from facility operations and waste handling practices. EPA, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) and Springs Industries, 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. By treating and monitoring groundwater and conducting required Five-Year Reviews, EPA, SCDHEC and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.


Yes (09/30/1997)
Human Exposure

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?