Superfund Site Profile
The Shuron, Inc. site is located near Barnwell in Barnwell County, South Carolina. The site includes the area where Textron, Inc. operated an eyeglass lens manufacturing facility from 1958 to 1992. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1996 because of contaminated groundwater, surface water, soil and sediment resulting from facility operations. EPA, the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), and Textron, 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. The PRP has addressed soil contamination at the site. Groundwater treatment is ongoing.