Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed
Conditions at listing (October 1981): The Seymour Recycling Corp. Site occupies nearly 14 acres in an industrial park, 2 miles from the center of Seymour, Indiana. The facility, now abandoned, once reclaimed industrial wastes. Operations began in 1969, when the Seymour Manufacturing Co. moved its Chemical Division to land it leased in the industrial park. In 1976, the Chemical Division was incorporated into Seymour Recycling Corp., under the ownership of Seymour Manufacturing. In 1978, the site was sold to Environmental Processing Corp. Because of numerous permit violations, the State closed the site in February 1980. Remaining on-site were about 60,000 drums and 98 bulk storage tanks containing wastes such as solvents, phenols, CYANIDES, acids, and C-56 (a pesticide by-product), as well as hundreds of small containers of hazardous materials, primarily from laboratory operations. Some wastes were highly explosive. Soil and ground water off-site are contaminated. EPA undertook emergency actions beginning in March 1980, using $2 million made available under Section 311 of the Clean Water Act. More...
Sources of Contamination:
- Discharge to sewer/surface water
- Storage - drums/containers of waste
- Waste tank - above ground