EPA Superfund Program: AMERICAN BRASS INC., HEADLAND, AL

Superfund Site Profile

The 148-acre American Brass Inc. (ABI) site is located north of Dothan in Henry County, Alabama. It includes the area where a former secondary brass smelter and foundry facility operated until 1992. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1999 because of contaminated soil and groundwater resulting from facility operations. EPA and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) have investigated site conditions and taken measures to clean up the site. EPA has issued an approved cleanup plan (Record of Decision, or ROD) to address site contaminants (substances that may cause harm to people and the environment). These parties have taken these actions to ensure the safety of local residents and protect the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not currently threaten local residents living and working near the site. Contamination has not affected local residents’ drinking water wells. EPA and ADEM continue to make sure residents and the environment are protected from site contamination.

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SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/01/2009)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No