Superfund Site Profile
The 160-acre Lexington County Landfill Area is located in Cayce, South Carolina. The site includes an area where Lexington County operated three landfill facilities from the 1960s to 1988. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 because of contaminated soil and groundwater resulting from landfill operations. EPA, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and Lexington County, the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP), have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the area in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. Contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. A water line connects nearby businesses and residents to the public water supply. By treating water, conducting operation and maintenance activities, and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, SCDHEC and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.