Sixty-One Industrial Park
Site Summary ProfileEPA ID: TND987790300
Location: Memphis, Shelby County, TN
Lat/Long: 35.124895, -090.070568
Congressional District: 09
NPL Status: Superfund Alternative Approach
Affected Media: Ground water
Cleanup Status: Remedy Selected - Remedial design is currently underway.
Site Reuse/Redevelopment: Potential for Commercial/Light Industrial
Site Manager: Michael Townsend (email@example.com)
The Sixty-One Industrial Park site is located within the city limits of Memphis in the southwestern corner of Shelby County, Tennessee. The 78-acre site was previously developed for industrial use as a pyrotechnic and ordnance production facility. Metal plating was also part of site operations. Production waste was treated in unlined industrial lagoons on site, and later site operations included storage and salvage of industrial equipment and components. Site operations ceased in the early 1990s.
The site is not listed on the National Priorities List (NPL), but is considered to be an NPL-caliber site and is being addressed through the Superfund Alternative Approach. This approach uses the same investigation and cleanup process and standards that are used for sites listed on the NPL.
Former site activities resulted in contamination of ground water with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and metals. The primary contaminants of concern (COCs) for the site included the VOCs vinyl chloride, trichloroethene, and tetrachloroethene and the metals antimony, arsenic, barium, iron, manganese, and thallium.
Site Cleanup Plan
The Record of Decision (ROD) for the site was issued in 2008. Major cleanup elements for the site included:
- Implementation of institutional controls, including ground water use restrictions and restrictive covenants to maintain and limit the site to heavy industrial uses for the period of time that the site contaminants exceed the remediation goals.
- Ground water treatment with enhanced reductive dechlorination to address areas of the ground water plume that have high COC concentrations and a high potential for further contaminant migration.
- Monitored natural attenuation for the ground water downgradient of the high COC concentrations until remedial goals are achieved throughout the ground water plume.
In 1995, a removal action was performed to remove all hazardous materials, including drums, tanker trucks, underground storage tanks, batteries, asbestos containing materials, impacted soils and sludges from the site.
From September to December 2008, an additional removal was conducted to address a small quantity of soils and sediments as a follow-up action to the 1995 removal.
The remedial design for the remedy selected in the 2008 ROD is the next step of the remedial process at the site and is currently underway.
Site cleanup activities are being led primarily by potentially responsible parties with oversight by EPA.
In January 1995, EPA issued a Unilateral Administrative Order requiring immediate removal of materials potentially hazardous to human health and the environment.
EPA has conducted a range of community involvement activities at the Sixty-One Industrial Park site to solicit community input and to ensure that the public remains informed about site activities throughout the site cleanup process. Outreach activities have included public notices and public meetings on cleanup activities and updates.
The design of the selected remedy is the next step of the cleanup process at the site.
Site Administrative Documents
For more information or to view any site-related documents, please visit the site information repository at the following location. As new documents are generated, they will be placed in the information repository for public information.
Levi Branch Library
3676 South Third Street
Memphis, TN 38109
Administrative Record Index
For documents not available on the website, please contact the Region 4 Freedom of Information Office.