As Badin Business Park continues to make improvements to the storm water system, we identified areas where potential contaminants may be concentrated. Most recently, a geophysics investigation identified such a location on the site of the former bath mill. The NC Department of Environmental Quality was notified of the discovery and of plans to remove the soils.
A total of approximately 2,000 tons of soil was removed from the site. The soils were analyzed and characterized in accordance with North Carolina’s solid waste regulations and taken offsite to an industrial landfill that handles non-hazardous waste. (The attached table shows the sampling results confirming the non-hazardous waste determination.) The soil removal is anticipated to further reduce the mass of fluoride discharged from the site into Little Mountain Creek.