Superfund Site: BARITE HILL/NEVADA GOLDFIELDS
MCCORMICK, SC

Superfund Site Profile

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SITE BACKGROUND

The Barite Hill/Nevada Goldfields site includes an area where Nevada Goldfields conducted mining operations from 1991 to 1995. Nevada Goldfields pursued site reclamation activities from 1995 until filing for bankruptcy in 1999. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2009 because of contaminated groundwater, soil, sediment and surface water resulting from mining operations. EPA and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. By conducting site investigation and cleanup activities, EPA and SCDHEC continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.