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Public meeting to be held Nov. 19 about remedial activities at Badin Business Park (formerly Alcoa-Badin Works facility)

RALEIGH

RALEIGH – The N.C. Division of Waste Management will host a public meeting on November 19 concerning ongoing remedial activities for contaminated soil and groundwater at the former Alcoa-Badin Works facility in Badin.

The meeting will be an opportunity for Badin citizens to hear information, ask questions or express concerns about ongoing activities at the former Alcoa Badin Works facility site. It also will be an opportunity for citizens to provide input concerning future remedial action at the facility. The Hazardous Waste Section is seeking comments on the remediation options and proposed final remediation presented for the former Alcoa Badin Works facility, including the plant site, the Alcoa-Badin landfill, Old Brick landfill and the former ballfield.

                       What: Public Meeting on Remedial Activities at Badin Business Park
                       When: 6 - 8:30 p.m., Tuesday November 19, 2019
                       Where: Stanly County Commissioners Meeting Room at Stanly County Commons
                                      1000 North First Street, Albemarle, North Carolina.

In addition to this meeting, there will be a formal public comment period and public hearing for the proposed remedy for the former Alcoa Badin Works site when it is proposed.

Comments or suggestions concerning remedial activities can be sent to:

                       Rob McDaniel
                       N.C. Division of Waste Management; Hazardous Waste Section
                       1646 Mail Service Center
                       Raleigh, N.C., 27699-1646.

Comments can also be emailed to the following address: robert.mcdaniel@ncdenr.gov.

The former Alcoa-Badin Works facility was a primary aluminum smelting plant that began operations in 1916.  Aluminum production was curtailed in August 2002, but the plant continued to manufacture anodes and high-purity aluminum until 2007. It was permanently closed in 2010. Prior to closure, the facility generated approximately 2,700 tons per year of spent potlining, which the Environmental Protection Agency considers a hazardous waste, from the production of aluminum metal.

For more information, including background documents concerning the former Alcoa Badin Works remedial activities, go to: https://deq.nc.gov/badinbusinessdocs.

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