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Superfund Site Report: BENFIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at proposal (June 24, 1988): Benfield Industries, Inc., started mixing and packaging bulk chemicals on a 3.5-acre site in Hazelwood, Haywood County, North Carolina, in 1976. The company listed a wide range of organic and inorganic chemicals for sale. In 1982, a fire destroyed most of the plant; except for minor mixing operations and cleanup of debris from the fire, operations ceased. In 1986, Benfield removed other debris and usable chemicals from the site in preparation for selling the land. Prior to 1976, Unagusta Furniture Co. manufactured mattresses and produced lumber on the site. In September 1985, the North Carolina Division of Health Services (NCDHS) inspected the site. Analyses by NCDHS indicated high concentrations of polycyclic HYDROCARBONS, including BIPHENYL, CARBAZOLE, DIPHENYLENE OXIDE, FLUORANTHENE, FLUORENE, and PYRENE, in soil on the western portion of the site and in other places on the site.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Inadvertent spill
    • Other
    • Storage - raw material
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE    X
    ACENAPHTHENE    X
    ANTHRACENE    X
    BIPHENYL    X
    CARBAZOLE    X
    DIBENZOFURAN    X
    FLUORANTHENE    X
    FLUORENE    X
    NAPHTHALENE    X
    PHENANTHRENE    X
    PYRENEXX   


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
      Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 501 - 1,000
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for BENFIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
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    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., NORTH CAROLINA, or in HAYWOOD 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: BENFIELD INDUSTRIES, INC.
    EPA ID: NCD981026479
    Address: RICHLAND ST.
    HAZELWOOD, NC 28738
    Other Names: BENFIELD INDUSTRIES, INC
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: October 04, 1989
     
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the BENFIELD INDUSTRIES, INC. 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
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