Superfund Site Profile
The 12-acre FCX, Inc. (Washington Plant) site is located in Washington, North Carolina. The site includes the area where the Farmer’s Cooperative Exchange operated a farm supply distribution center from 1945 to 1985. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 because of contaminated groundwater, surface water and soil resulting from waste handling practices. EPA and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) 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 monitoring groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA and NCDENR continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.