The Plastech facility located off of US Hwy 34 in Winnsboro, Fairfield County, South Carolina (Site) formerly produced plastic parts for domestic and foreign automobile manufactures. The facility ended operations in May 2008 and entered into bankruptcy. The trustees of the property auctioned off furniture and equipment and also contracted with a disposal vendor to remove the waste and unused chemical products from the property. The disposal contractor removed the majority of the material late in 2008 until the former owners/trustees halted payment for services.
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South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Conservation (SCDHEC) referred the Site to ERRB for removal site evaluation. Upon arrival on February 2, 2009, the EPA OSC discovered approximately 60 + unsecured drums, containers, and totes containing solvents, corrosives, and oil/greases. Additionally, the OSC documented spilled oil and other orphaned cylinders and chemical containers throughout the Site. The OSC mobilized START and ERRS on February 3, 2009 to secure and stabilize the Site and coordinate disposal of the remaining waste.