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Hercules Toxaphene Manufacturing
Plant Cleanup Proposed


Public Hearing -November 8th

    The Georgia Environmental Protection Division (GA-EPD) will be holding a Public Hearing concerning the proposed plan to clean up the Hercules Toxaphene Manufacturing Plant on Thursday, November 8, 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Stellar Conference Center, 144 Ventura Drive, Brunswick.

   Hercules manufactured toxaphene from 1948 until 1980 when the pesticide was banned.  In 1987, the GA-EPD ordered Hercules to investigate the extent of contamination around the Toxaphene Plant and develop a cleanup plan.  Twenty years later, the investigation of the Hercules Plant remains incomplete, but the GA-EPD feels enough information has been collected to at least remove some of the most contaminated soils.

   Toxaphene has been found in excess of 8% in soils on the Hercules Plant, which are many thousands of times higher than what is safe.   The extensive toxaphene contamination on the Hercules Plant is suspected to be the source of continued releases to Terry Creek, which have continued 27 years after manufacturing ended.

   The GEC submitted extensive comments on the proposed cleanup plan at the November 8th public hearing.  Click here to view comments. 


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