The Site is located at 979 Horse Mountain Road, Shelbyville, Bedford County, Tennessee. The former Far Star company recycled cassette tapes, compact discs, and vinyl phonograph record components during the mid 1990's. The recycling process included a wash line containing sodium hydroxide to dissolve and remove the labeling from the media. Unprocessed media was stored outside of the building. Far Star was issued an order by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) Division of Solid Waste Management (DSWM) for improper storage and disposal of waste dated November, 1996. Far Star failed to comply with the order. TDEC inspectors discovered that the facility had been abandoned in 2001. A vast number of abandoned drums, many of which were unlabeled, corroded and/or leaking were left at the Site.
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