Superfund Site Profile
The 60-acre American Creosote Works, Inc. (Jackson Plant) site is located southwest of Jackson, Tennessee. It includes an area where a wood-treating facility operated from the early 1930s to late 1981. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986 because of contaminated buildings/structures, liquid waste, sludge, soil and groundwater resulting from facility operations. EPA and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) 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 monitoring groundwater, implementing institutional controls and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA and TDEC continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.
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