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Streamlined Remediation System Evaluation (RSE-Lite), Benfield Industries Superfund Site

The Benfield Industries site (Site) occupies a 6-acre parcel in Waynesville, North Carolina, that was once used as a bulk chemical mixing and packaging facility. A fire destroyed the facility in 1982. Site investigations around that time and later identified soil and ground water contamination. The Superfund Record of Decision (ROD) for the Site was signed in 1992 and amended in 1995. The specified soil remedy included excavation, ex-situ physical and biological treatment, and on-site backfill. For ground water, the specified remedy was hydraulic containment and plume remediation by ground water extraction, with discharge of untreated ground water to the Waynesville publicly owned treatment works (POTW). The soil remedy was executed between 1997 and 2000. The ground water extraction system began operating in April 2001. The extraction system was shut down on June 1, 2007 and has not been restarted.

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