Superfund Site Profile
The Ross Metals Inc. site includes the area where Ross Metals operated a secondary lead smelter facility from 1979 to 1992. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1997 because of contaminated groundwater, soil, sediment and surface water 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 to protect people and the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. By monitoring groundwater, placing institutional controls on the site property and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA and TDEC continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.