Superfund Site Profile
The 310-acre Harris Corp. (Palm Bay Plant) site is located in Palm Bay, Florida. It includes two industrial properties where a variety of manufacturing activities have taken place since the 1950s. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1987 because of contaminated groundwater resulting from past operations. EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and Harris Corporation, the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP), have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. Workers on site as well as nearby residents and businesses use the public water system for drinking purposes. By monitoring groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, FDEP and the PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.