Superfund Site: PEAK OIL CO./BAY DRUM CO.

Superfund Site Profile

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The Peak Oil Co./Bay Drum Co. site is located in Tampa, Florida. It includes the area where waste oil refining and drum reconditioning operations took place. From 1954 to 1980, Peak Oil Company operated a waste oil refinery at the site. From 1962 to 1987, Bay Drum Company operated a drum reconditioning and recycling facility at the site. EPA combined both of these areas – the Peak Oil Co. and Bay Drum Co. sites – into one site and placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986.

EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), and Peak Oil Generators Group and the Bay Drum Group, the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs), 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. By treating and monitoring groundwater, placing institutional controls on the site property and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, FDEP and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.