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Site Information

Site Contact: Hilary Thornton, EPA Project Manager,

US Environmental Protection Agency Superfund Section

NPL Site Narrative for Ward Transformer

Superfund Site Progress Profile: Ward Transformer

Site Map courtesy Wake County Parks and Recreation

Superfund Proposed Plan Fact Sheet: Ward Transformer Site Operable Unit 1 (August 2007)
This fact sheet on the Ward Transformer Site was prepared by the U.S. EPA Region 4 office.  The purpose is to inform citizens and local officials about this Superfund Site.

Record of Decision (ROD) for Operable Unit 1 (full text)

NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR): Superfund Section
Contact: Nile Testerman, Environmental Engineer,


The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and serves the public by taking public health actions and providing health information.

Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) ToxFAQ
Information about other contaminants of concern at Superfund sites, such as arsenic or mercury, can be found here.

In addition, the NC Department of Health and Human Services  issues fish consumption advisories for contaminated waters in North Carolina.

List of Current Fish Advisories in North Carolina

Selected News Coverage

Soil still toxic 25 years laterThe News and Observer, July 3, 2005

Ward PCB cleanup may reach creeks, tooThe News and Observer, August 20, 2007

Toxic cleanup shifts from dirt near RDU to region’s streams, lakes | The News and Observer, July 19, 2014

Community Connections: Lake Crabtree County Park, Morrisville, NC

Fish Advisory Information and PCB Brochure

Contact: Drew Cade, Park Manager,
Contact: Colleen Bockhahn, Assistant Park Manager,, (919) 460-2723

UNC Superfund Research Program

Contact: Sarah Yelton, Research Translation Core,, (919) 966-0895