koppers co., inc. (morrisville plant)

HWY 54 W

The site is located on State Route 54 (Chapel Hill Road), one mile northwest of Morrisville, Wake County, North Carolina. The site includes four areas: the 33-acre Unit Structures, Inc. property, the 17-acre Beazer East, Inc. property, the 5-acre Medlin Pond area and the 4.5-acre Seagondollar area. In 1997, EPA deleted the Unit Structures, Inc. property area from the NPL. A wood processing facility currently operates on the Unit Structures, Inc. property. The Beazer East, Inc. property includes a former wood preserving process area, two former wastewater lagoons and a 3-acre manmade fire pond. Fencing surrounds the property area and gates control access. The Medlin Pond area is located across McCrimmon Parkway from the manmade fire pond. The Seagondollar area is located 2.5 miles west of the Unit Structures, Inc. and Beazer East, Inc. properties and includes a wetlands mitigation area owned by the Brian Seagondollar family. Residences border the site to the north. Residences and industrial land use border the site to the south. Church Street and a residential area border the site to the west. State Route 54 (Chapel Hill Road) borders the site to the east. From 1968 to 1975, Koppers Company, Inc. operated a wood treating facility at the site. Operations produced wastewater, which the company treated before its release into on-site lagoons. In 1975, the company demolished the treatment facility. In 1977, the company closed the on-site lagoons and sprayed the wastewater over two fields on site. Land uses in the area include residential and industrial.

Hazardous Ranking Score

42 / 100

A score of 28.5 or higher qualifies a site for the Superfund National Priority List.

Regional Contact

Region 4
Phone: (404) 562-9900
Fax: (404) 562-8174

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Site Inspection
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Contaminants & Health Effects

      Endocrine Disrupter
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic


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        within a 1 mile radius


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