EPA Superfund Program: RAM LEATHER CARE SITE, CHARLOTTE, NC

Superfund Site Profile

The Ram Leather Care site is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. It includes an area where the Ram Leather Care company restored leather goods and operated a dry cleaning facility from 1977 to 1993. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2003 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from facility operations and waste handling practices.

EPA and the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. A water line connects nearby residences and businesses to the public water supply. EPA issued the site's interim cleanup plan in 2004; EPA is currently undertaking investigations and studies in preparation for the site's final cleanup plan. By conducting site investigations and studies, EPA and NCDENR continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Human Exposure
Status

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