Superfund Site Profile
The 610-acre South Point Plant site is located in Lawrence County, Ohio. The site is an active industrial area where many potentially responsible parties (PRPs), including Allied-Signal, Ashland Oil and South Point Ethanol (SPE), produced ammonia fertilizer and formaldehyde and operated a coal-water fuel pilot plant, a pitch prilling test plant and an ethanol production plant. The site includes three unlined landfills that contain a variety of wastes, including fly ash, plant refuse, coal cinders and small quantities of chemicals. Industrial activities, landfill operations and spills led to soil and groundwater contamination. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.