Superfund Site: GALLAWAY PITS

Superfund Site Profile

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The 10-acre Gallaway Pits site is located in Gallaway, Tennessee. It includes the area where disposal of municipal and industrial wastes took place beginning in the 1970s. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 because of contaminated sediment, soil and surface water resulting from waste disposal practices. EPA and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) 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. By cleaning up the site and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA and TDEC continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1996.