Superfund Site: WASATCH CHEMICAL CO. (LOT 6)
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

Superfund Site Profile

EPA is conducting the fifth five-year review of the remedial actions performed under the Superfund program for the Wasatch Chemical Co. (Lot 6) Superfund site. The purpose of the five-year review is to evaluate the implementation and performance of a remedy to determine if it is or will be protective of human health and the environment.

We invite community participation in the five-year review process.
Community members are always encouraged to contact EPA staff with any information that may help us make our determination regarding the protectiveness and effectiveness of the remedies at the site.

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Questions? Contact:

Chris Wardell (wardell.christopher@epa.gov)
Community Involvement Coordinator
U.S. EPA, Region 8
(800) 227-8917, ext. 312-6062

Dave Allison (dallison@utah.gov)
Community Involvement Manager
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
(801) 536-4479

SITE BACKGROUND

The 18-acre Wasatch Chemical Co. (Lot 6) site is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. From 1957 to 1971, Wasatch Chemical Company used the area to warehouse, produce and package industrial chemical products. Between the 1970s and 1992, site operations included blending and packaging pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, industrial chemicals and cleaners. The company also discharged wastewater into on-site tanks, evaporation ponds and onto the ground. These activities contaminated soil, sludge and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.