Superfund Site: B&B CHEMICAL CO., INC.

Superfund Site Profile

This site was delisted June 6th, 2014. The soil exposure risk was only evaluated for the industrial use and leaching to groundwater but the detection limits were not low enough to determine if the soil was a risk for residential exposure. The statutory FYRs will continue until such time when the contamination in the soils on site can be confirmed at or below residential risk levels which indicates the site had attained unrestricted status and no further activity or controls are necessary. A field sampling event has been coordinate by EPA to determine if the soil is below residential risk levels. If the soil is below the residential risk the Five-Year Reviews will be discontinued. Vapor Intrusion was evaluated and determined that indoor air quality was not a risk for this site.

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The 4.5-acre B&B Chemical Co., Inc. site is located in Hialeah, Miami-Dade County, Florida. It includes the area where B&B Tritech, Inc. (formerly B&B Chemical Co., Inc.) began operations in 1963. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from facility operations. EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and B&B Tritech, 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 pose a threat, since the groundwater attained the cleanup goals and contaminated soil on-site is under pavement and protected by Restrictive Covenant. By undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, FDEP and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.