Superfund in North Carolina


Officials perform a site visit at the Horton Iron & Metal Co. site.

In 1980, the federal government enacted the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), also known as Superfund, to help pay for the cleanup of abandoned hazardous waste sites.

Hazardous waste sites are sites that contain substances that, if released, can be harmful human health or the environment. 

What is the Superfund National Priorities List?

The National Priorities List (NPL) is a list of the nation’s hazardous waste sites compiled by the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA).  

The NPL is intended primarily to guide the US EPA in determining which sites warrant further investigation and which courses of action will be most appropriate to cleanup the site for safe future use. NPL sites can be removed from the national listing after all appropriate responses have occurred and the site no longer poses a significant threat to public health or the environment.

Learn more about the National Priorities List (US EPA website).


North Carolina NPL sites

There are 39 sites on the National Priorities List (NPL) in North Carolina.

Click on a triangle on the map below to learn about a specific site or visit the US EPA website to read more about all sites in NC.

Wright Chemical Corporation Potter's Septic Tank Service Pits Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp. Horton Iron & Metal Reasor Chemical Company Camp Lejeune Military Res. (US Navy) ABC One Hour Cleaners Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station FCX, Inc. (Washington Plant) GMH Electronics - Formerly known as Halifax Road JFD Electronics/Channel Master Ward Transformer Koppers Company, Inc. (Morrisville Plant) North Carolina State University (Lot 86 Farm Unit #1) Carolina Transformer Co. Cape Fear Wood Preserving Geigy Chemical Corporation (Aberdeen Plant) Aberdeen Contaminated Groundwater and Pesticide Dumps Charles Macon Lagoon and Drum Storage Chemtronics, Inc. Barber Orchard Benfield Industries, Inc. CTS of Asheville Site Blue Ridge Plating General Electric/Shepherd Farm Celanese Corp. (Shelby Fibers Operations) Davis Park Road TCE Site Jadco-Hughes Facility Martin Marietta, Sodyeco, Inc. Ram Leather Care Bypass 601 Groundwater Contamination Site National Starch & Chemical Corp. Sigmon's Septic Tank Service


 This program is supported by a grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (#P42ES005948).