Superfund Site: PIPER AIRCRAFT CORP./VERO BEACH WATER & SEWER DEPARTMENT, VERO BEACH, FL

Superfund Site Profile

The Piper Aircraft Corp./Vero Beach Water & Sewer Department site is located in Vero Beach, Floridaand includes the area where Piper Aircraft began manufacturing airplanes and storing chemicals used in the manufacturing process in 1975. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990 because of contaminated groundwater resulting from facility operations.

EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and Piper Aircraft, the site’s 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. A water line connects residences and businesses near the site to the public water supply. By treating and monitoring groundwater, placing institutional controls on the site property and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, FDEP and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.

TOPICS IN FOCUS

This site is in Long-term Operations and Maintenance by the PRP until the contaminants in the groundwater drop below the Clean-up Levels, MCLs, established in the ROD. The groundwater has already met the Florida NADCs that allow for monitored natural attenuation. The next FYR is due May 5, 2019.

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SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/21/1998)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes