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Work to Begin at Admiral Home Appliances Superfund Alternative Site in Williston, SC

Release Date: 12/05/2012
Contact Information: James Pinkney, (404) 562-9183 (Direct), (404) 562-8400 (Main) pinkney.james@epa.gov

(ATLANTA – December 5, 2012) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today that work is scheduled to start and finish during December 2012 on a portion of the remedy at the Admiral Home Appliances Superfund Alternative Site in Williston, SC.

The work involves excavation and offsite disposal of contaminated soil from the former equalization lagoon located under a small portion of the parking lot at the main plant building. The soil will be disposed of in a permitted landfill. EPA anticipates that the work will be completed within 2-3 weeks.

The responsible party for this portion of the remedy, Whirlpool Corporation, will perform the work with oversight by EPA and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Other portions of the remedy are currently in the design phase and include: a pilot test to treat low levels of solvents in groundwater under the building and the removal of metals contaminated sediment in the Imhoff wetland area at the Site. Work on the remaining portions of the remedy is expected to begin during 2013.

Manufacturing operations at the Site began in 1966 with the production of freezers and refrigerators. Later operations switched to the production of vending machines which continues today.

The site is not listed on the National Priorities List (NPL), but is considered to be an NPL-caliber site and is being addressed through the Superfund Alternative Approach. This approach uses the same investigation and cleanup process and standards that are used for sites listed on the NPL.

For more information about the Site, please visit: http://www.epa.gov/region4/superfund/sites/npl/southcarolina/admhmapsc.html

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