Superfund Site: REASOR CHEMICAL COMPANY
CASTLE HAYNE, NC

Superfund Site Profile

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SITE BACKGROUND

The Reasor Chemical Company site is located in Castle Hayne, North Carolina. It includes the area where Reasor Chemical Company operated a pine tree stump processing facility for the production of turpentine and related products from 1959 to 1972. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2002 because of contaminated groundwater, sediment, soil and surface water resulting from facility operations.

EPA, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR), and 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 residences and businesses near the site to the public water supply. By monitoring the site and site groundwater, placing institutional controls on the site property and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, NCDENR and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.