American Brass Superfund site

The American Brass Superfund site is a former industrial site, located in Henry County, Alabama. American Brass Inc. (ABI) operated a brass smelter and foundry facility on the site between 1978 and 1992.[2] Prior to its closure in December 1992, the company had been cited by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Alabama Department of Environmental Management, (ADEM), on several occasions for Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) violations, arising from its waste and hazardous waste disposal processes.[3] Site surveys, conducted by ADEM after ABI ceased operations, revealed stockpiles of 150,000 tons of contaminated waste, and extensive soil and groundwater contamination.[4]

American Brass Inc.
Superfund site
Geography
CityHeadland
CountyHenry
StateAlabama
Coordinates31°19′30″N 85°24′15″W / 31.325000°N 85.404160°W / 31.325000; -85.404160Coordinates: 31°19′30″N 85°24′15″W / 31.325000°N 85.404160°W / 31.325000; -85.404160
American Brass Inc. is located in Alabama
American Brass Inc.
American Brass Inc.
Site location shown within Alabama.
Information
CERCLIS IDALD981868466
Contaminants
Responsible
parties
None
Progress
ProposedJanuary 19, 1999
ListedMay 10, 1999
Construction
completed
September 1, 2009
List of Superfund sites

After assessment by the EPA, it was added to the National Priorities List, in May 1999, for long-term remedial action.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contaminants of Concern atAmerican Brass Inc". Superfund Information Systems. United States Environmental Protection Agency. April 24, 2013. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  2. ^ "American Brass Inc". Region 4 Superfund. United States Environmental Protection Agency. March 1, 2012. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  3. ^ "Record Of Decision: American Brass Inc" (PDF). United States Environmental Protection Agency. August 24, 2006. Retrieved April 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "NPL Site Narrative for American Brass Inc" (PDF). United States Environmental Protection Agency. May 10, 1999. Retrieved April 24, 2013.