Superfund Site: ARMSTRONG WORLD INDUSTRIES
MACON, GA

Superfund Site Profile

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SITE BACKGROUND

 

The 130-acre Armstrong World Industries (Armstrong) site is located in Macon, Georgia. The site is bordered on the east by Broadway Street; to the north by Guy Paine Road and the Lynmore Estates residential area; to the east by Allied Industrial Park (the former Macon Naval Ordnance Plant Superfund Site); and to the south by Rocky Creek. This site contains two land parcels,  the northern parcel consists of the manufacturing facility, the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP), the 7.7-acre WWTP Landfill, and the 3.8-acre Woodyard Landfill. The Woodyard Landfill was capped in 2004, by Armstrong under State oversight. The southern parcel includes a third landfill referred to as the Remote Landfill, which is located next to  Rocky Creek.

Since 1948, Armstrong has operated an acoustic ceiling tile manufacturing plant at the site. The Macon facility may also have recycled materials, including newspaper with older dye formulations, containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). Armstrong began disposing of waste materials in the Remote Landfill in the 1960s. The former Macon Naval Ordnance Plant, which operated on property next to the Armstrong facility, also disposed of waste materials in the Remote Landfill.