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National Starch & Chemical Corp. Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) Site

EPA Identifier: NCD991278953
CERCLIS ID: NCD991278953
Location:
35.6322, -80.5412

Address:
485 CEDAR SPRINGS RD.
Salisbury, NC

Final Date: 19891004


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SIC Codes: 2843, 2869, 2891, 9999
SIC Descriptions:
ADHESIVES AND SEALANTS, INDUSTRIAL ORGANIC CHEMICALS, NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED, NONCLASSIFIABLE ESTABLISHMENTS, SURFACE ACTIVE AGENTS, FINISHING AGENTS, SULFONATED OILS, AND ASSISTANTS
Programs: {AIRS/AFS,BR,CER
Program Interests:
AIR MAJOR, AIR SYNTHETIC MINOR,

NAICS Descriptions:
ALL OTHER BASIC INORGANIC CHEMIC
Site Summary:
Federal Register Notice:  October 04, 1989

Conditions at proposal (April 10, 1985): National Starch & Chemical Corp. manufactures specialty chemicals for the textile and furniture industries in two plants covering more than 465 acres in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina. The company purchased the land and a plant from Proctor Chemical Co. in 1969 and in 1970 started construction of another plant.

National Starch deposited about 350,000 gallons of liquid waste containing lead and various organic chemicals in unlined trenches in a 2-acre area. According to tests conducted by the company's consultant, ground water beneath the trench area is contaminated with lead, xylene, toluene, and other organic chemicals. The plants are located in a rural area that depends heavily on wells for drinking water. About 7,700 people use public and private wells within 3 miles of the site for drinking water. The nearest well is 2,200 feet from the site.

From November 1980 until June 1983, the Proctor Chemical plant (National Starch kept this name for one of the plants) had Interim Status under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) as a storer of hazardous waste. Interim Status was withdrawn in June 1982 after the company quit storing hazardous waste on-site for over 90 days.

Status (June 24, 1988): EPA is proposing to place this previously proposed RCRA site on the final NPL. In June 1983, the Proctor Chemical facility was removed from the list of hazardous waste storage facilities, and in November 1983, it was removed from the list of hazardous waste treatment facilities. The facility now has generator-only status. Thus, the National Starch & Chemical Corp. Site satisfies a component of EPA's NPL/RCRA policy.

On December 1, 1986, EPA and National Starch signed a Consent Order under CERCLA Section 106 calling for a remedial investigation/feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action.

Status (October 4, 1989): EPA has placed this site on the NPL.