Superfund Site Profile
The Escambia Wood (Pensacola) site is located in Pensacola, Florida. The site includes the 26-acre former facility where the Escambia Wood Treating Company manufactured treated wood products from 1942 to 1982, as well as 69 acres of nearby former neighborhoods. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1994 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from waste handling practices at the site. Soil contamination from the site has been addressed and does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. Groundwater contamination at the site is under investigation and does not currently threaten people because drinking water is supplied by the public water supply. EPA and Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) will continue to protect people and the environment by continuing the cleanup, monitoring the site and undertaking Five-Year Reviews of the cleanup.