EPA Superfund Program: SAND CREEK INDUSTRIAL, COMMERCE CITY, CO

Superfund Site Profile

The 550-acre Sand Creek Industrial site is located in Denver and Commerce City, Colorado, in a heavily industrial area. Since the 1940s, several different types of businesses have operated at the site. They include an oil refinery, a pesticide manufacturing facility, an herbicide chemical plant and a landfill. Site operations, waste management practices, spills and explosions at the site contaminated soil, air, groundwater and surface water with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1996. Operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/29/1994)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes