Superfund Site Profile

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The Wrigley Charcoal Plant site is located in Wrigley, Tennessee. It includes seven distinct areas affected by various industrial activities. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 because of contaminated debris, groundwater and soil 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 in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. From 2009 to 2011, EPA undertook a range of additional sampling activities at the site. In December 2013, a catastrophic fire occurred, destroying several buildings on the Primary Site.  An interim action was conducted in 2015 to address asbestos contamination resulting from the fire.  In 2015 and 2016, EPA plans to conduct additional sampling to investigate newly identified contamination on the Primary Site.  Following the completion of these sampling activities, a revised cleanup plan that will modify the 2003 site Record of Decision will be proposed.  The fourth Five-Year Review will be completed September 2015.  By investigating the site, conducting cleanup activities and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA and TDEC continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.