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Superfund Site Report: GENERAL ELECTRIC CO/SHEPHERD FARM
 
 
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  • Site Description
    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...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    BARIUMX    
    BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE   X 
    BENZO(K)FLUORANTHENE   X 
    CADMIUMX  X 
    CHROMIUMX  X 
    COBALTX    
    COBALT COMPOUNDSX    
    COPPERX  X 
    COPPER COMPOUNDSX  X 
    LEADX   X
    MANGANESEX  X 
    MANGANESE COMPOUNDSX  X 
    MERCURYX  X 
    NICKELX  X 
    NICKEL COMPOUNDSX  X 
    PHENANTHRENE   X 
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS   X 
    PYRENE   X 
    VANADIUM    X
    VANADIUM COMPOUNDS    X
    ZINCX  X 
    ZINC COMPOUNDSX  X 


    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 GENERAL ELECTRIC CO/SHEPHERD FARM:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

    Overall site:
    Ground water migration:
    Soil exposure:


    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NORTH CAROLINA, or in HENDERSON County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *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: GENERAL ELECTRIC CO/SHEPHERD FARM
    EPA ID: NCD079044426
    Address: SPARTANBURG HWY
    EAST FLAT ROCK, NC 28726
    Other Names: G E WASTE PROC WATER POND
      GE/DRY/PND
      GENERAL ELECTRIC CO./SHEPHERD FARM
      GENL ELEC CO LSD
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: December 16, 1994
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 1

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the GENERAL ELECTRIC CO/SHEPHERD FARM Superfund site.
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