Superfund Site:

COPPER BASIN MINING DISTRICT
COPPERHILL, TN

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Kerisa Coleman
(404) 562-8831

Remedial Project Manager
LOFTEN CARR
(404) 562-8804

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Site Location

Street Address:
TOCCOA STREET, HWY 68, COPPERHILL, TN 37317

Background

The Copper Basin Mining District site includes parts of the North Potato Creek and Davis Mill Creek watersheds and a 26-mile-long reach of the Ocoee River affected by mining activities that took place from the late 1800s until the 1980s. EPA did not list the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) but considers it an NPL-caliber site and is addressing it through the Superfund Alternative Approach. EPA, the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC), and the site’s potentially responsible (PRPs), have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and ...
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