Superfund Site: INTERSTATE LEAD CO. (ILCO)
Superfund Site Profile
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The Interstate Lead Company (ILCO) site is located in Leeds, Alabama. It includes the area where ILCO operated a secondary lead smelter and lead battery recycling facility from 1970 to 1992. The site also includes seven satellite sites located in and around Leeds, Alabama, where the company disposed of contaminated wastes from its main facility. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986 because of contaminated groundwater, sediment, soil and surface water resulting from facility operations.
EPA, the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) and the ILCO Site Remediation Group, the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs), 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 residents and businesses to the public water supply. By conducting cleanup activities, placing institutional controls on site properties, monitoring groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, ADEM and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.