DAVIS TIMBER COMPANY
On this page:
- About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
- Redevelopment at the Site
- Economic Activity at the Site
About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative
This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.
Redevelopment at the Site
The 30-acre Davis Timber Company Superfund site is located outside of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. From 1972 until the late 1980s, Davis Timber Company operated a wood-preserving facility at the site. Site operators discharged contaminated wastewater into an on-site storage pond, contaminating soil and sediment. EPA added the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List in 2000. EPA performed cleanup activities at the site between 2011 and 2012. Cleanup activities included digging up contaminated soil and sediment, containing waste under a 3-acre capped area, controlling surface water flow and controlling erosion. Prior to selection of a cleanup plan for the site, the site owner participated in a reuse assessment with the community and local government. The reuse assessment determined the types of reuse the site could potentially support. Based on the results of the assessment, the site owner donated a 3-acre portion of the site for use as a community center and polling location. The Hub City Humane Society operates an animal shelter on the rest of the site. The organization plans to build a shelter for abused horses and to expand their on-site facilities. Plans also include implementing a wide range of community-oriented programs, especially for disadvantaged children and children with disabilities.
Economic Activity at the Site
As of December 2016, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 2 people and generated an estimated $34,780 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.