Superfund Site Profile
The 60-acre Carolawn, Inc. site is located in Fort Lawn, South Carolina. The site includes an area where a waste storage and disposal facility operated from 1970 to 1979. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 because of contaminated groundwater resulting from waste handling operations at the site. EPA, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and the Carolawn Steering Committee (CSC), the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs), 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. A water line connects residences and businesses near the site as well as businesses at the site to the public water supply. By conducting pilot studies, treating and monitoring groundwater, maintaining the site, and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, SCDHEC and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.
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