Superfund Site: TOWER CHEMICAL CO.

Superfund Site Profile

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The Tower Chemical Company site is located in Clermont, Florida. It includes the area where Tower Chemical Company operated a pesticide manufacturing and repackaging facility from 1947 to 1980. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) of contaminated sites in 1983 because of contaminated soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater resulting from the facility’s waste and wastewater disposal practices. EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) 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 now connects eight residences next to the site to the public water supply. By removing contaminated soil, monitoring and sampling contaminated groundwater, and conducting Five-Year Reviews, EPA and FDEP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.