Superfund Site: MURRAY-OHIO DUMP
LAWRENCEBURG, TN

Superfund Site Profile

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SITE BACKGROUND

The 27.25-acre Murray-Ohio Dump site is located outside of Lawrenceburg, Tennessee. It includes an area where two landfills operated from 1963 to 1982. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 because of contaminated groundwater, soil, surface water and sediment resulting from landfill operations. EPA, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) and the Murray-Ohio Manufacturing Company, 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.

Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. A water line connects nearby residents and businesses to the public water supply. By conducting cleanup activities, monitoring on-site seep, surface water and 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.