PO BOX 908
The 50-acre site is located on Highway 21, approximately four miles from Beaufort in Beaufort County, South Carolina. The site includes drainage ditches and concrete building slabs associated with the Kalama Specialty Chemicals, Inc. facility and a former mobile home park. Highway 21 and the Marine Corps Air Force Base Station Beaufort border the site to the east. The Seaboard Coast Line Railroad borders the site to the west. A drive-in movie theater and a residential area border the site to the north. A forested area and a cement plant borders the site to the south. Commercial and industrial businesses and agricultural land are also located near the site. From 1973 to 1977, Vega Chemical produced a wide range of chemicals at the site. From 1977 until 1979, Kalama Specialty Chemicals, Inc. manufactured herbicides and plant-growth regulators at the site. Facility operations ended in 1979 after a reactor exploded, setting the facility on fire and spilling various organic chemicals. Following the explosion and fire, the company acquired the 34-acre area next to the original 16-acre facility property. The adjacent property included a former mobile home park, two treatment lagoons and several structures. In 1984, EPA listed the site on the NPL. The site is not currently in use. The site can support industrial and residential uses.
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