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Anniston PCB Site
Natural Resource Damage Assessment & Restoration

Birds on the Coosa River. Credit: USFWS

Birds on the Coosa River. Credit: USFWS


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, (404) 679-7097,

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




Available Presentations



Please check this site for more details as they become available.


Other Links of Interest

USFWS, Division of Environmental Quality, Habitat Restoration Homepage

ADCNR NRDA Program Homepage

U.S. Geological Survey - Columbia Environmental Research Center

What are PCBs? Visit EPA's website and find links to other EPA and Federal web pages containing information about PCBs!


Last updated: May 5, 2021