The Stauffer Chemical Cold Creek Site is in Bucks, Mobile County, Alabama, approximately 20 miles north of Mobile, Alabama. The area is predominantly industrial, with a few small rural residential communities within a few miles of the site. The Mobile River borders the site to the east. The Cold Creek plant began operating in 1966 under the ownership of the Stauffer Chemical Company and is currently owned and operated by ICI Americas, Inc. Until 1974, an unknown amount of sludges and solid wastes containing a variety of herbicides and pesticides were placed in two waste disposal sites, referred to as the Cold Creek North and South Landfills. Under a consent agreement with EPA, Stauffer completed a remedial investigation in May 1988, which identified contamination of the soils, pond sludges, swamp sediments, and ground water. Although there are four media of concern at the Stauffer Site, this remedial action addresses the contaminated ground water, because ground water is the source for drinking water for the area. Additional Records of Decision are planned for the source control operable units and the Cold Creek Swamp. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the ground water are VOCs including carcinogenic compounds such as carbon tetrachloride, and other organic compounds including pesticides. The selected remedial action for the ground water operable unit at this site is included a modified ground water intercept and treatment system with surface water discharge.