Superfund Site Profile
The 135-acre Carrier Air Conditioning Co. site is located in Collierville, Tennessee, 21 miles east of downtown Memphis. The site is near the intersection of U.S. Highway 72 and Byhalia Road. The Carrier Corporation has operated a manufacturing plant at the site since the 1960s. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program's National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 because of contaminated groundwater, sludge, and soil due to plant operations. EPA, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), and 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. Through ongoing groundwater and soil treatment, groundwater monitoring and the required Five Year Review, EPA, TDEC and the site's PRP continue to protect people and the environment.