Superfund Site Profile
The 62-acre Medley Farm Drum Dump site is located in Gaffney, South Carolina. It includes an area where parties stored drums of chemical wastes from 1973 to 1978. Releases of chemicals from the wastes placed on site contaminated groundwater and soil. As a result, EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989. EPA, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and the site’s potentially responsible parties (the PRP group) 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 placing institutional controls on the site property to limit digging, groundwater use and well installation; treating and monitoring groundwater; and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, SCDHEC and the PRP group continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.