Superfund Site Profile
The Townsend Saw Chain Co. site is located in Pontiac, South Carolina. It includes the area where two metal products manufacturers operated from 1964 to 1981. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from improper wastewater disposal. EPA, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and Textron, Inc., 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 groundwater, placing institutional controls on the site property and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, SCDHEC and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.