Superfund Site Profile

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The Tennessee Products site is located in Chattanooga, Tennessee. It includes an area where dumping of coal-tar wastes affected Chattanooga Creek. Tennessee Products operated a coal carbonization facility near Chattanooga Creek from 1918 to 1987. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1995 because of contaminated groundwater, sediment, soil and surface water resulting from facility operations. EPA, the Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation (TDEC) 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. However, a fish advisory remains in effect for fish caught from Chattanooga Creek. By undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, TDEC and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.