Superfund Site Profile
The Rock Hill Chemical Co. site includes an area where the Rock Hill Chemical Company operated a distilling and recovery facility from 1960 to 1964. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990 because of contaminated groundwater resulting from waste handling practices at the site. EPA, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and 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 the site and residences and businesses near the site to the public water supply. By conducting pilot studies, treating groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, SCDHEC and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.