Anniston PCB Site
Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration
The historic releases of polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) production wastes from the Anniston facility resulted in the contamination of fish and wildlife habitats in and around Calhoun, Talladega, Shelby, Chilton, Elmore, and Coosa Counties.
PCB Clean-up Activities
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Daphne Environmental Contaminants biologists are working with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), State natural resource agencies, and Solutia Inc., to perform a comprehensive study and evaluation of risks to human health and the environment caused by PCBs. For the current status of the cleanup process, visit EPA's Anniston PCB Site.
NRDAR Process Overview
The NRDAR process is used by the natural resource Trustees to determine the amount of restoration needed to restore the habitats and resources back to the condition they would have been like if the contaminants had not been released and to compensate the public for the loss of their use and enjoyment of their natural resources.
For more information on NRDAR, visit the Department of Interior's NRDAR Homepage
Natural Resource Trustees for this NRDAR
The Trustee agencies for this NRDAR are the USFWS, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, and the Geological Survey of Alabama.
Reports, Documents, Presentations, and Announcements
The links below will allow you to view reports, documents and presentations that were prepared by the Anniston PCB Site NRDAR natural resource Trustees. If you have any questions or comments regarding information found in any of these reports or any other questions or comments related to the Anniston PCB Site NRDAR, please contact us via telephone or email.
Karen Marlowe, USFWS, Anniston NRDAR Case Manager, Alabama Field Office, (205) 726-2667, firstname.lastname@example.org
Most of the reports will be in PDF format and will require the Adobe Acrobat Reader to view these documents (Download Adobe Acrobat Reader). PDF files may be large so note the file size before downloading.
Available Reports and Documents
- High Definition Stream Surveys of Choccolocco and Cheah Creeks, AL, February 2016.
- Evaluation of the Toxicity of Sediments from the Anniston PCB Site to the Mussel Lampsilis siliquoidea, Version 2.0, Anniston Alabama, September 2015.
- Supplemental Investigation of Sediment and Soil Chemistry in the Vicinity of the Anniston PCB Site, Anninston, Alabama, August, 2015.
- Supplemental Investion of Sediment and Soil Chemistry in the Vicinity of the Anniston PCB Site -Tables.
- Supplemental Investion of Sediment and Soil Chemistry in the Vicinity of the Anniston PCB Site - Figures.
- Supplemental Investion of Sediment and Soil Chemistry in the Vicinity of the Anniston PCB Site - Appendices.
- Field Sampling Plan for the 2013 Sediment and Floodplain-Soil Sampling Program for the Anniston PCB Site, October, 2013.
- Site-Wide Quality Assurance Project Plan for the Natural Resource Damage Assessment of the Anniston PCB Site, Anniston, Alabama. Version 1.5 - September, 2013.
- Evaluation of Toxicity to the Amphipod, Hyalella azteca, and to the Midge, Chironomus dilutus; and Bioaccumulation by the Oligochaete, Lumbriculus variegatus, with Exposure to PCB-Contaminated Sediments from Anniston, Alabama, (2013).
- Sediment and Soil Supplemental Sampling Program for the Anniston PCB Site, Anniston, AL - May 17, 2013.
- Preliminary Survey of Contaminants in Bird Eggs for the Anniston PCB Site, Anniston, AL - May 16, 2013.
- Final Anniston PCB Site Assessment Plan, March 2010
- Preliminary Evaluation of the Effects of Wet and Dry Sieving on the Concentrations and Homolog Composition of PCB's in Choccolocco Creek Sediment Samples - Prepared - June, 2009
- Draft Stage I Assessment Plan concerning the Anniston PCB Site released for public comment on November 25, 2009.
- A Reconnaissance Investigation of PCB Congeners in Aquatic Sediments Collected near Anniston, Alabama, February 2005 (2,040k pdf)
- January 2010 Public Meeting Presentation
- December 2009 Public Meeting Presentation
- Presentation on the Anniston PCB Site from the Contaminated Sediment Technical Advisory Group (CSTAG) meeting on June 22, 2005. (1,391k pdf)
- Presentation on the difference between NRDAR and CERCLA Activities at the Anniston PCB Site from the Anniston PCB Site Citizens Advisory Group - Consent Decree meeting on August 15, 2005 (1,753k pdf)
- Presentation on the NRDA Status and Public Participation Opportunities at the Anniston PCB Site from the Anniston PCB Site Citizens Advisory Group Consent Decree meeting on August 21, 2006 (1,386k pdf)
Please check this site for more details as they become available.
Other Links of Interest
What are PCBs? Visit EPA's website and find links to other EPA and Federal web pages containing information about PCBs!