Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed
Conditions at Proposal (February 7, 1992): The General Elec tric Co./Shepherd Farm site is in East Flat Rock, Henderson Count y, North Carolina. Since 1955, General Electric's Lighting Syste m Division has manufactured various types of luminaire systems on a 50-acre property bounded by Tabor Road, Spartanburg Highway (U .S. 176), and Bat Fork Creek. On the GE property are a manufactu ring plant, a warehouse, plots used for landspreading of wastes, two unlined waste treatment ponds, a sludge impoundment, landfill s, and a recreation center. From 1957 to 1970, wastes from the General Electric (GE) fac ility were also disposed of approximately 2,500 feet to the south west in an old dry pond or ravine known as Shepherd Farm. Wastes were brought to this 3-acre area and deposited, burned, then bul ldozed. A trailer park is now located on a portion of the old du mp site. Samples collected in May 1990 by EPA indicate primarily the same waste types and contaminants are present on Shepherd Fa rm and the GE property. GE wastes were also deposited on the Sel don Clark property located across Tabor Road from GE. GE wastes may also have been deposited in other nearby areas. More...