facet enterprises, inc.

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From 1929 to 1976, the 39-acre Facet Enterprises, Inc. site was owned and operated by the Bendix Corporation, which manufactured various products including bicycle parts, automobile engine components, and small arms during World War II. In 1976, Facet Enterprises, Inc. was created to carry on the manufacturing of engine components. In 1990, Facet Enterprises, Inc. changed its name to the Purolator Products Company. Facet Enterprises however remains the site name. Disposal of waste materials on the plant property is known to have occurred since at least the 1940s through 1978. The site contains numerous disposal areas, including eight dump sites and two open sludge disposal areas. Wastes disposed of at the site include cyanide salts, heavy metal sludges, spent solvents, and various oils. In addition to the eight known disposal areas, the open, flat area to the northwest of Plant 2 has been used for material storage throughout the plant's operating history. On-site disposal of wastes was discontinued by Facet in 1978. The site is adjacent to a residential area and is less than 200 feet from the nearest home. The nearby wells, Sullivan Street public water supply wells, which supply drinking water for more than 10,000 people, were closed due to contamination by trichloroethylene (TCE). There are approximately 1,000 people living within a 1/4-mile radius of the site, and six schools are located within a mile of the site. Site Responsibility: This site is being addressed through Federal and potentially responsible parties' actions

Hazardous Ranking Score

47 / 100

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

Regional Contact

Region 2
Phone: (877) 251-4575

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Contaminants & Health Effects

      Endocrine Disrupter
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic


        African American
        American Indian and Alaska Native
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        People living
        within a 1 mile radius


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        Occupied homes

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