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Superfund Site Report: CAROLINA TRANSFORMER CO.
 
 
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  • Site Description
    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
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,2,3-TRICHLOROBENZENEX    
    DICHLOROBENZENE (MIXED ISOMERS)XX   
    PENTACHLOROBENZENEX    
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLSXX   
    TETRACHLOROBENZENESX    
    TRICHLOROBENZENEX    


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for CAROLINA TRANSFORMER CO.:

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    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: CAROLINA TRANSFORMER CO.
    EPA ID: NCD003188844
    Address: HWY 301 N EASTERN BLVD
    FAYETTEVILLE, NC 28301
    Other Names: CAROLINA TRANSFORMER
      CAROLINA TRANSFORMER CO
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: July 22, 1987
     
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the CAROLINA TRANSFORMER CO. Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? No
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the CAROLINA TRANSFORMER CO. Superfund site.
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