Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

CABOT/KOPPERS
GAINESVILLE, FL

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The Cabot/Koppers Superfund site is currently in its Remedial Design/Remedial Action phase where corrective steps defined in the Record of Decision are being implemented. Past facility operations resulted in soil, sediment and groundwater contamination. The pathway of exposure to sediments has been eliminated by removing 116 metric tons of sediments in Hogtown and Springstead Creeks. The pathway of exposure to groundwater is controlled by hydraulic containment of surface and Upper Floridan groundwater, with groundwater treatments in former source areas, and using vertical barrier walls to contain the contamination. Restrictions have been placed on the installation and use of groundwater at the site and surrounding areas.

 

 

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Public Participation Opportunities

The Community Involvement plan is available for review.

EPA has led many community involvement activities to get the community's input. The activities also ensure the public remains informed about site actions throughout the cleanup process. Outreach efforts have included public notices, interviews and information meetings.

EPA awarded a Technical Assistance Grant (TAG) to Protect Gainesville's Citizens, Inc. to help the community participate in the site decision-making process. The group works with advisors to interpret and help the community understand technical information about the site. Also, the EPA awarded a contract to Water and Air Research to conduct community involvement, technical evaluations, and outreach efforts.  They may be reached at or via Internet email at bcotter@waterandair.com or at 352-372-1500. 

The City of Gainesville (COG), Gainesville Regional Utilities (GRU), Alachua County EPD (ACEPD), and Water and Air Research provide technical representatives to participate in the Local Intergovernmental Team with EPA and FDEP in evaluating and making recommendations on site remedial design and action work plans. 

EPA holds monthly site status calls with technical representatives from the City of Gainesville, the Alachua County Environmental Protection Department (ACEPD), GRU, and site PRPs, Beazer East and Cabot Carbon. Parties discuss specific cleanup plan designs and workplans to execute the remedial actions formulated in the 2011 Record of Decision.

Community Involvement Plan, 2017 Revision (PDF)

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Community Advisory Group

The Stephen Foster Neighborhood Association routinely has meetings where the public receives updates and has an opportunity to interact with EPA, FDEP, and technical representatives from the local community (the Local Intergovernmental Team) on remedial design and remedial action activities there. EPA funds a local environmental engineering firm Air and Water Research to provide local subject matter experts in environmental cleanup matters to provide feedback to the Agency on proposed actions and provide information to interested citizens in the Gainesville area.

 

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Community Resources

The Stephen Foster Neighborhood Association routinely has meetings where the public receives updates and has an opportunity to interact with EPA, FDEP, and technical representatives from the local community (the Local Intergovernmental Team) on remedial design and remedial action activities there. EPA funds a local environmental engineering firm Air and Water Research to provide local subject matter experts in environmental cleanup matters to provide feedback to the Agency on proposed actions and provide information to interested citizens in the Gainesville area. They may be reached at or via Internet email at bcotter@waterandair.com or at (352) 372-1500. 

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