Ulah Battery Site

Site Contact:
Perry Gaughan
On-Scene Coordinator


Site Location:
Dinah Road
Asheboro, NC 27203

The Site consists of a former battery dump along Dinah Road south of Asheboro, North Carolina in the small community of Ulah. Former operations at the Site included the cracking and recycling of lead from batteries by local residents. There are at least three parcels along Dinah Road which will be addressed by EPA and NC DNR. EPA completed a previous removal action at the Site in the mid 1990s.

DENR conducted sampling of the areas in 2007 and concluded that there were elevated lead levels in the soil. On December 4, 2009, DENR referred the Site to ERRB for consideration as a time-critical removal action. After conducting sampling at the Site, it was determined that the Site did meet eligibility for a time-critical removal action as listed in Section 300.415 (b)(2) of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan (NCP). Additional XRF analysis of soils at two land parcels along Dinah Road indicated lead levels exceeding 10,000 ppm Lead and 3,000 ppm Arsenic.

An Action Memorandum was drafted by the OSC and signed by EPA Region 4 Superfund Director on July 28th, 2011. Removal activities began on site in late August, 2011.

For additional information, visit the Pollution/Situation Report (Pol/Sitreps) section.