Superfund Site Profile

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The Admiral Home Appliances site includes an area where various owners operated manufacturing facilities. EPA, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site, protecting people and the environment from contamination. A water line now connects most residences northeast of the site to the public water supply. The former equalization lagoon and the Imhoff wetland area have been cleaned up. The groundwater cleanup will soon begin. The site is not listed on the National Priorities List (NPL) but is considered to be an NPL-caliber site and is being addressed through the Superfund Alternative Approach.

Manufacturing operations at the plant led to groundwater, sediment, sludge, soil and surface water contamination. Pre-1982 manufacturing processes at the plant consisted of forming and stamping of steel into freezers. The processes included conversion coating and spray booth painting. The conversion coating process used an alkali solution to clean the metal; a zinc-phosphate spray prepared the surface and a chromic acid cleaner enhanced paint retention. Later, other manufacturing operations began at the site. These operations provided some treatment of the wastewater until 1982, when the subsequent manufacturing company began to treat the wastewater and discharge it to the Town of Williston's sewage treatment plant.