Superfund Site: Wrigley Charcoal Plant Wrigley, Tennessee
Wrigley Charcoal Plant, Wrigley, Tennessee, Superfund Site
The Wrigley Charcoal Site located in Hickman County, TN, consists of four distinct areas: the 35 acre Primary Site, the three acre Storage Basin, the 40 acre Irrigation Field, and the three and one-half acre Athletic Field. The Primary Site was used for industrial operations such as producing iron, charcoal, and wood distillation products intermittently from 1881 to 1966. The Storage Basin and Irrigation Field were utilized for the disposal of contaminated Site wastewaters beginning in the 1940s and continuing until the mid-1960s. Slag and soils derived from the Primary Site were utilized to fill the Athletic Field from 1938 to 1950 when the field was opened. The leachate and wastes at the Primary Site and Storage Basin contained volatile organic compounds including toluene, benzene, and phenol, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The Primary Site is currently being used as a recycling facility. Various materials are present all over the southern portion of the Primary Site. Items on the ground include large quantities of plastics, fiberglass, metal buttons, and wire, as well as rusting and buckled metal and plastic drums. The northern half of the Primary Site is not in use.