Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

35TH AVENUE
BIRMINGHAM, AL

Health & Environment

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What Are the Risks at the Site?

EPA completed a Hazard Ranking System Documentation Record for the site in 2014. The study confirmed that exposure to contamination in soil at the site presented an unacceptable risk to residents. EPA has directed cleanup efforts towards addressing this risk with priority given to properties with the highest levels of contamination and where more vulnerable populations, such as children or pregnant women, may be present.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry completed a Health Consultation Evaluation of Surface Soil and Garden Produce Exposures for the site in 2017, which included recommendations for minimizing exposure to contamination until cleanup is complete.

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Contaminant Information

Lead, arsenic, and Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAHs) in soil are the contaminates of concern.

View a full list of contaminants of concern for this site.

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Maps

35th Avenue Area Study Map

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Performance Measures

EPA uses performance measures to track environmental results at Superfund sites. If you have any questions or concerns about the measures at this site, please contact the site team members listed under Site Contacts.

Read more about Superfund Remedial Performance Measures.

Performance
Measure
Status at this
Superfund Site
What does this mean?
Human Exposure Under Control Status Unavailable Yes means assessments indicate that across the entire site:
  1. There are currently no unacceptable human exposure pathways; and
  2. EPA has determined the site is under control for human exposure.

No means an unsafe level of contamination has been detected at the site and a reasonable expectation exists that people could be exposed.

Insufficient data means that, due to uncertainty regarding exposures, one cannot draw conclusions as to whether human exposures are controlled, typically because:
  1. Response to the contamination has not begun; or
  2. The response has begun, but it has not yet generated information sufficiently reliable to evaluate whether there are currently any unacceptable human exposure pathways at the site.
Groundwater Migration Under Control Insufficient Data

Yes means EPA reviewed all information on known and reasonably expected groundwater contamination. EPA concluded the migration of contaminated groundwater is stabilized and there is no unacceptable discharge to surface water. EPA will conduct monitoring to confirm that affected groundwater remains in the original area of contamination.

No means EPA has reviewed all information on known and reasonably expected groundwater contamination, and the migration of contaminated groundwater is not stabilized.

Insufficient data means that due to uncertainty regarding contaminated groundwater migration, EPA cannot draw conclusions as to whether the migration of contaminated groundwater is stabilized.

Construction Complete No

Yes means the physical construction of the cleanup is complete for the entire site.

No means either physical construction is not complete or actions are still needed to address contamination.

Sitewide Ready for Anticipated Use No Yes means:
  1. All cleanup goals affecting current and reasonably anticipated future land uses of the entire site have been achieved, so there are no unacceptable risks;
  2. All required land-use restrictions or other controls have been put in place; and
  3. The site has achieved Construction Complete status.

No means that one or more of these three criteria have not been met. However, a site listed as no may still have redevelopment occurring on portions of the site and may be eligible for additional redevelopment.

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