lexington county landfill area

US 321 1 MILE S OF I-26

The 160-acre site is 3.5 miles south of Columbia, in Cayce, Lexington County, South Carolina. The site includes three landfill areas: the 321 Landfill, the Old Cayce Dump and the Bray Park Road Dump. Highway 321 borders the site to the west. A commercial property, woodlands and Seaboard Coast railroad tracks border the site to the east. Highway 26 borders the site to the northeast. Forested areas and commercial businesses border the site to the south. A residential subdivision borders the site to the north. The Palmetto Wood Preserving Superfund site is located approximately one mile east of the site. Between 1972 and 1988, Lexington County operated the 321 Landfill as a sanitary municipal landfill. Most of the material placed in the 321 Landfill consisted of sanitary domestic waste. The landfill also accepted certain types of industrial wastes, petroleum products and industrial metallic wastes. Lexington County conducted landfill closure activities at the 321 Landfill, including placement of a clay cap over the area, in 1990. During the 1960s, the Old Cayce Dump operated as a solid waste disposal facility. From the mid-1960s to 1970, the cities of Cayce and West Columbia used the Bray Park Dump for waste disposal purposes. Following disposal activities, parties covered Bray Park Dump with several feet of soil. In 1989, EPA listed the site on the NPL. Lexington County owns the site and leases out several areas. A golf driving range operates on part of the former 321 Landfill area and a miniature golf course is located west of the driving range. The University of South Carolina’s golf practice course is also located on the former 321 Landfill area. The Bray Park baseball fields are located on the southeast portion of the site. Commercial businesses and a recycling center are also located on portions of the site.

Hazardous Ranking Score

38 / 100

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

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      Endocrine Disrupter
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic


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