Superfund Site Profile

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The 78-acre site is located in Memphis in southwestern Shelby County, Tennessee. Undeveloped, forested land borders the site to the north, south and west. Several lakes are located north of the site. Commercial businesses and residential areas are located south of the site. A structure located on Highway 61 borders the site to the southeast, occupying 15 acres that were formerly part of the site.  Beginning in 1956, a pyrotechnic and ordnance production facility operated on site. A metal plating facility also operated on site. Operations disposed of production wastes in unlined lagoons on site. When production and plating operations ended, storage and salvage of industrial equipment and components took place at the site until operations ended in the 1990s. EPA did not list the site on the NPL but considers it an NPL-caliber site and is addressing it through the Superfund Alternative Approach. This approach uses the same investigation and cleanup process and standards used for sites listed on the NPL. The site is not in use. The site can support industrial uses.