Superfund Site: VELSICOL CHEMICAL CORP. (HARDEMAN COUNTY)
TOONE, TN

Superfund Site Profile

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SITE BACKGROUND

The Velsicol Chemical Corp. (Hardeman County) site is located in Toone, Tennessee. It includes an area where Velsicol Chemical Corporation operated a landfill from 1964 to 1973. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 because of contaminated groundwater, soil, solid waste, air and surface water resulting from landfill operations. EPA, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), and Velsicol Chemical Corporation, 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. A water line connects nearby residences and businesses to the public water supply. By evaluating cleanup options, monitoring the site, placing institutional controls on most affected properties, and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, TDEC and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.