Superfund Site Profile
The 438-acre Barber Orchard site is located in Haywood County, North Carolina, three miles west of Waynesville. It includes the area where Barber Apple Orchard operated from 1908 to 1988. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2001 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from facility operations. 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. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near or on the site. By monitoring groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA and NCDENR continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.