EPA Region 4 Outposted OSC received a complaint from Doug Thomas, a private citizen, that was reporting abandoned drums located at the former North Carolina Finishing Plant in Spencer NC. OSC Rhame met with locals, Property Owners/Developers, County Emergency Management and Salisbury Haz-Mat to conduct a walk-thru. The facility has been demolished and is currently being developed into a racetrack/condominiums complex. EPA reached out to NC DENR Haz-Waste, they have issued a NOV and Order for the drums located on the property. During the walk-thru, a 200,000 gallon oil tank was observed, this oil tank has approximately 12 feet of product remaining in the tank. The tank is in close proximity to the Yadkin River. The Property Owners/Developers did not realize there was product in the tank and have no SPCC Plan. The Property Owners/Developers agreed to contact a oil company and get an estimate for the removal of the oil and decommissioning of the tank.
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