Superfund Site: WEDZEB ENTERPRISES, INC.
Superfund Site Profile
The Wedzeb Enterprises, Inc. site covers three-quarters of an acre in Lebanon, Indiana. Wedzeb bought used electrical equipment, including capacitors and transformers containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), for resale and stored it in two warehouses. A fire completely destroyed one of the warehouses in 1981. Some electrical capacitors exploded in the fire. Water used to put out the fire mixed with contaminants from the capacitors and subsequently dripped onto the ground and flowed into a sanitary sewer line. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1991.