Galey & Lord Sludge Fields

Darlington, SC - Region IV

 

Site Contact:

David Andrews
On-Scene Coordinator

andrews.david@epa.gov

830 Seed Tick Drive
Darlington, SC 29540
response.epa.gov/GaleyandLordSludgeFields

Latitude: 34.4237836
Longitude: -79.9386826

The site consists of approximately 304 separate agricultural fields (~9875 acres) that received treated sludge from the former Galey & Lord Plant Site (Society Hill, SC/ Site ID C433) industrial waste treatment plant (WTP) from 1993 until 2013. Though the Site constitutes a large footprint within Darlington county, the administrative address is 830 Seed Tick Road (Atkinson Farm). From 1966 until 2016 the Galey and Lord textile mill manufactured woven cotton and cotton/polyester blended apparel fabrics and wool blends that involved spinning, weaving and dyeing and finishing. The mill conducted waste treatment operations at the facility during its entire history. Under a NPDES permit, WWT sludge was land applied during plant operations. The WWT sludge contains per- & poly-fluroalkyl substances (PFAS). Within the Sludge Fields area residential drinking water wells have been identified with concentrations of PFAS significantly above both current EPA Advisory concentration of 70 ng/L (parts per trillion) and Removal Management Level of 400 ng/L .




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