Name: Georgia Power, Foundry Street

Left on Foundry Street, off Broad Street, .2 mi to alley on right

*Nearest resident: less than 300 feet from site.

Owner/Last Know Owner: Georgia Power Company, 333 Piedmont Ave, Tower Bldg, 17 th Floor, Atlanta, 30308
Chemicals Released:


Other substances on site: benzene, naphthalene, anthracene, fluoranthene, pyrene, mercury, chromium, barium, cadmium, benzo(a)pyrene, fluoranthene, pyrene, phenanthrene

Site background: Pre-1960s, there was a manufactured gas plant (MGP) that cooked coal to make gas. This gas was then distributed around Athens. These sites were very popular before the advent of natural gas. Sites similar to this one exist all over the United States. Cyanide was used to purify the gas and then it was dumped out onto the soil.

Clean-up priority if applicable: Class I, EPD Director has determined that this site requires corrective action.

Medium: soil