Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway
Conditions at proposal (January 22, 1987): Carolina Transformer Co. occupies approximately 1.5 acres where North Eastern Boulevard meets Middle Road in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, North Carolina. The company has recycled electrical transformers at the site since before 1958. After a highly publicized case in North Carolina concerning roadside dumping of PCB OIL in July 1978, residents living near Carolina Transformer became concerned about possible ground water contamination from spills at the site. Samples taken by EPA in 1978 and 1979 revealed contamination of soil on the site by PCBS and PCB carrier compounds (chlorobenzenes), contamination by PCB carrier compounds of a shallow residential drinking water well about 250 feet west of the site, and trace contamination of Carolina Transformer's deep industrial well. The house with the contaminated well was connected to the Fayetteville water system in late 1979. The State attempted to have Carolina Transformer correct the contaminated soil problem but without success. More...
Sources of Contamination:
- Inadvertent spill
- Manufacturing process