bypass 601 ground water contamination

440 HWY 29 NORTH

The 13-acre site is located on the western edge of Concord in south-central North Carolina. The site includes the MSR battery salvage and scrap metal recycling facility and the following 10 additional areas where MSF disposed of battery material and debris: - Source Area 1 (located next to an unnamed stream, west of Bypass 601). - Source Area 2 (located south of Montford Avenue and west of Bypass 601; the previous site of the MSR facility). - Source Area 3 (located at 72 Sumner Avenue). - Source Area 4 (commercial property north of and adjacent to the MSR facility occupied by an abandoned flea market). - Source Area 5 (located at a private landfill along the eastern boundary of the MSR facility). - Source Area 6 (located behind a tire store on the corner of McGill and Bypass 601). - Source Area 7 (the radio tower site located approximately one quarter-mile north of the MSR facility). - Source Area 8 (the floodplain area south of an unnamed stream). - Source Area 9 (a small area south of Montford Avenue next to the unnamed stream, approximately 200 feet west of Bypass 601). - Source Area 10 (adjacent to a second unnamed stream in a heavily wooded, hilly area next to Barnhardt Avenue, Groff Street and Montford Avenue). U.S. Highway 29/Route 601 borders the site to the west, a former flea market and landfill border the site to the north, Irish Buffalo Creek borders the site to the east and an unnamed tributary of Irish Buffalo Creek borders the site to the south. Site surroundings include light industrial and commercial land uses, with several residential areas located south and west of the site. The MSR facility operated from 1966 to 1986. Operations included recovering scrap metal, mostly lead, from scrap vehicle batteries. MSR collected and disposed of waste in a surface impoundment on site. In 1982, MSR began storing waste in stainless steel holding tanks. A private parking facility is now located on part of the site.

Hazardous Ranking Score

38 / 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
Preliminary Assessment
Final Listing On NPL

Contaminants & Health Effects

      Endocrine Disrupter
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic


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