EPA Superfund Program: COPPER BASIN MINING DISTRICT, COPPERHILL, TN

Superfund Site Profile

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 the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. By conducting cleanup activities, EPA, TDEC and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.

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SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Human Exposure
Status

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