Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

CENTRAL WOOD PRESERVING CO.
SLAUGHTER, LA

Redevelopment

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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.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The 17-acre Central Wood Preserving Co. Superfund site is located in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. From the 1950s to 1973, the Central Creosoting Company operated a wood-treating facility at the site. Wood-treating products contaminated site soils, sediments and groundwater. In 1991, the company filed for bankruptcy and closed the facility. Initial cleanup actions included removing tanks and contaminated soils near the main facility and installing a fence around the site. EPA added the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1999. Additional cleanup work includes treating contaminated soils, filling excavated areas with clean soil, replanting these areas and monitoring groundwater. EPA worked with the community to include future use considerations in site cleanup and restoration plans. When EPA placed the property on the NPL, the East Feliciana Parish Police Jury and EPA worked together to support a site redevelopment and reuse plan. The East Feliciana Parish reuse plan allowed for site grading and planting of Loblolly Pine seedlings, Cherrybark Oak trees and grasses. The Parish uses it as a staging area to hold brush and wood debris collected after hurricane/storm-related events, and from residential tree maintenance. The site is fenced with locked gates to prevent illegal dumping and unauthorized access.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2017, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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