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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Celanese Fibers Operations, NC : first remedial action.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/ROD/R04-88/038
Stock Number PB89-196729
OCLC Number 23104993
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--North Carolina--Cleveland County ; Celanese Fiber Operations site (NC)
Additional Subjects Site surveys ; Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Polyester fibers ; Chromium ; Ground water ; Water pollution ; Benzene ; Cost estimates ; Superfund ; Remedial action ; Land reclamation ; Solid waste management ; Municipal wastes ; Cleveland County(North Carolina)
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R04-88-038 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB89-196729 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 75 p.
The 450-acre Celanese Fiber Operations (CFO) site is occupied by a polyester raw-material production facility and is located in Cleveland County, one mile north of Earl, North Carolina. The plant began operations in 1960 as Fibers Industries, Inc. and manufactured polyester polymer chip and filament yarn using the chemicals dimethyl terephthalate and ethylene glycol. The CFO waste treatment plant was constructed in phases concurrent with the manufacturing plant. This resulted in the disposal of chemical wastes directly into a drainage ditch during the early years of operation prior to completion of the waste treatment plant. Several areas around the plant have been used for waste disposal, including old burning pits for normal plant wastes (polyester and trash), a glycol recovery unit sludge burial area, and a former drum storage and staging area (drums contained solutions that failed to polymerize) excavated and backfilled in the mid-1960s, and two soak-away ponds formerly containing treated sanitary sewage. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the ground water include: VOCs including benzene and PCE, organics including phenols, and metals including chromium. The selected remedial action for the site is included.