Central Chemical site to be tested again later this year

HAGERSTOWN – Hagerstown Mayor and City Council held a work session earlier this week and one of the items that came up concerned the former Central Chemical site

Central Chemical blended and packaged agricultural pesticides in Hagerstown for 30 years. Most of the pesticide blending stopped in 1965 and the entire plan was shuttered in 1984.

The plant was deemed an Environmental Protection Agency superfund site in 1997 because of the materials buried in the ground on the Mitchell Avenue property. 

According to the EPA, the buildings were demolished in 2005.

In 2014-15 the EPA tested groundwater and the discussion during this week’s work session centered around the EPA consultant coming back for follow up testing this year and the early part of next year.

Full support to city staff on the project came from mayor and council.