Superfund Site: TERRY CREEK DREDGE SPOIL AREAS/HERCULES OUTFALL
Superfund Site Profile
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The Terry Creek Dredge Spoil Areas/Hercules Outfall site is located in Brunswick, Georgia. It includes the area where the Hercules Brunswick pesticide production facility discharged wastewater through an outfall ditch into Dupree Creek, which flows into Terry Creek, from 1948 to 1980. The site also includes nearby areas used to store sediments dredged from Dupree Creek and Terry Creek. EPA proposed placing the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1997 because of contaminated groundwater, soil, sediment and fish tissue.
EPA, the Georgia Environmental Protection Division (Georgia EPD) and Hercules, Inc., the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP), have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. A fish consumption advisory remains in place for parts of Dupree Creek and Terry Creek. By investigating and cleaning up the site, EPA, Georgia EPD and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.