Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

CENTRAL WOOD PRESERVING CO.
SLAUGHTER, LA

Cleanup Activities

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Background

Current Status

The Five-Year Review was signed final on April 9, 2014; the review determined that the remedy remains protective of human health and the environment. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2009.

Site Background

The 17 acre Central Wood Preserving Site (CWP) is located in an unincorporated area in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. The site is approximately 60 miles north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is located near the town of Slaughter, Louisiana. The Site consists of two distinct properties divided by State Highway (SH) 959,. The combined acreage of the North Property (10.03 acres) and South Property (7.05 acres) is approximately 17.08 acres. A creek runs along the east-southeast side of both properties. This creek flows downstream to intersect with Little Sandy Creek approximately 1.5 miles south of SH 959.  Wood-treating operations took place on the 10-acre North Property and a saw mill operated on the 7-acre South Property. Operations from the 1950s to 1973 used creosote as the wood preservative. In 1973, use of creosote ended. Wood-treating operations using copper chromated arsenic (CCA) took place until 1991. Following wood-treating operations, lumber was stored on site. Operations and spills of creosote and CCA contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater.

National Priorities Listing (NPL) History
Proposed Date: 1/19/1999
Final Date: 5/10/1999
Direct Final Publication Date: 7/20/2009
(and start of 30 day comment period)
Final Deletion Date: 9/18/2009

Location: The 17 acre site is located in an unincorporated area in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. The site is near the town of Slaughter, Louisiana. The site is divided by State Hwy 959.

Population: The nearby population is sparse; however, a few residents live along the northwest boundary of the site.

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What Has Been Done to Clean Up the Site?

The site was addressed through federal and state actions. EPA has conducted several five-year reviews of the site’s remedy. These reviews ensure that the remedies put in place protect public health and the environment, and function as intended by site decision documents. The most recent review concluded that response actions at the site are in accordance with the remedy selected by EPA and that the remedy continues to be protective of human health and the environment.

 

The site is located in an unincorporated area in the southern portion of East Feliciana Parish, about 25 miles north of Baton Rouge. The site is situated north and south of State Highway 959, about one mile east of Highway 67. Although predominantly rural, residential land use in the area is increasing. As of 2001, it was estimated that about 140 people lived within a mile of the site.

The facility is an inactive and abandoned wood-preserving facility that operated from the 1950s to 1991. The facility process included the use of creosote, copper oxide, chromic acid and arsenic acid.

The site is located in an unincorporated area in the southern portion of East Feliciana Parish, about 25 miles north of Baton Rouge. The site is situated north and south of State Highway 959, about one mile east of Highway 67. Although predominantly rural, residential land use in the area is increasing. As of 2001, it was estimated that about 140 people lived within a mile of the site.

The facility is an inactive and abandoned wood-preserving facility that operated from the 1950s to 1991. The facility process included the use of creosote, copper oxide, chromic acid and arsenic acid.

The site is located in an unincorporated area in the southern portion of East Feliciana Parish, about 25 miles north of Baton Rouge. The site is situated north and south of State Highway 959, about one mile east of Highway 67. Although predominantly rural, residential land use in the area is increasing. As of 2001, it was estimated that about 140 people lived within a mile of the site.

The facility is an inactive and abandoned wood-preserving facility that operated from the 1950s to 1991. The facility process included the use of creosote, copper oxide, chromic acid and arsenic acid.

The site is located in an unincorporated area in the southern portion of East Feliciana Parish, about 25 miles north of Baton Rouge. The site is situated north and south of State Highway 959, about one mile east of Highway 67. Although predominantly rural, residential land use in the area is increasing. As of 2001, it was estimated that about 140 people lived within a mile of the site.

The facility is an inactive and abandoned wood-preserving facility that operated from the 1950s to 1991. The facility process included the use of creosote, copper oxide, chromic acid and arsenic acid.

The site is located in an unincorporated area in the southern portion of East Feliciana Parish, about 25 miles north of Baton Rouge. The site is situated north and south of State Highway 959, about one mile east of Highway 67. Although predominantly rural, residential land use in the area is increasing. As of 2001, it was estimated that about 140 people lived within a mile of the site.

The facility is an inactive and abandoned wood-preserving facility that operated from the 1950s to 1991. The facility process included the use of creosote, copper oxide, chromic acid and arsenic acid.

The site is located in an unincorporated area in the southern portion of East Feliciana Parish, about 25 miles north of Baton Rouge. The site is situated north and south of State Highway 959, about one mile east of Highway 67. Although predominantly rural, residential land use in the area is increasing. As of 2001, it was estimated that about 140 people lived within a mile of the site.

The facility is an inactive and abandoned wood-preserving facility that operated from the 1950s to 1991. The facility process included the use of creosote, copper oxide, chromic acid and arsenic acid.

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What Is the Current Site Status?

The process for the second Five-Year Review has been completed. The Five-Year Review was signed final on April 9, 2014; the review determined that the remedy remains protective of human health and the environment. The Site was deleted from the National Priorities List (NPL) using the direct final deletion process on September 18, 2009. On July 20, 2009, EPA published a notice in the Federal Register for deletion of the Site from the NPL. The direct final deletion process combines the deletion notice with the request for comments. The deletion became final sixty days after publication of the notice since no comments were received. The first Five-Year Review for the site began on December 1, 2008, with an inspection of the site. The Five Year Review was completed on April 21, 2009. The remedy was determined to be protective in the short term to human health and the environment. One issue was identified during the review. The parish is staging brush and tree debris from Hurricane Katrina damage; however, it appeared that a small amount of household waste/debris and treated wood timbers had been placed illegally on the site. Illegal disposal may affect the future protectiveness of the site. LDEQ determined that the household waste/debris and treated wood timbers were removed for proper disposal as of November 2011.

The long-term remedy included excavation, treatment and disposal of contaminated soil and sediment, backfilling and revegetation of excavated areas, groundwater monitoring, and institutional controls. Construction of the remedy finished in 2004.

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Sampling and Monitoring

The March 2005 Remedial Action Report documents the Remedial Action activities performed at the site, includes data from site confirmation sampling, and initiation of operation and maintenance (O&M) activities (SDMS #208164). The September 2000 Remedial Investigation Report documents site data collected during the site Remedial Investigation. The November 2000 Feasibility Study describes the screening, development, and comparison of remedial alternatives appropriate to address the nature and extent of contamination identified at the site.

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Emergency Response and Removal

Cleanup has also included removal actions, or short-term cleanups, to address immediate threats to human health and the environment. Removal actions in 1995 removed several structures, tank contents, containment basin contents and about 1,250 cubic yards of contaminated soil. Removal actions also sandblasted and backfilled the containment basin with soil.

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