Superfund Site Profile
The 18-acre American Creosote Works Inc. (Pensacola Plant) site is located in Pensacola, Florida. It includes the area where a wood-treating facility operated from 1902 to 1981. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 because of contaminated soil and groundwater resulting from facility operations. 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. Both residents and businesses use the public water system for drinking water; private wells are for irrigation purposes only. By undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA and FDEP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.