Superfund Site: PEPPER STEEL & ALLOYS, INC.
MEDLEY, FL

Superfund Site Profile

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Because the property tends to change hands rapidly, the final ICs have not been implemented. There has been a big push this year by the RPM and Attorney to get the Restrictive Covenants in place now that we have stable ownership at the site. EPA submitted the Draft Final RC documents to Florida for approval on February 17, 2017. Long term Operation and Maintenance will be included in the RCs for each property owner to ensure protection of the remedy. It is anticipated that the RCs will be final before June 20, 2017. Once these RCs are finalized the site will be eligible for Site Wide Ready for Anticipated Use (SWRAU). The site is also currently being reviewed under the Five Year Review Process and the FYR will be completed by the Fall of 2017.

SITE BACKGROUND

The Pepper Steel & Alloys, Inc. site is a 25-acre site located near the eastern border of Medley, Florida, approximately 10 miles northwest of Miami and southwest of the Miami Canal. Commercial and industrial areas surround the site. From the mid-1960s to the mid-1980s, a variety of industrial businesses operated at the site and left behind trash and waste products, including rusted machinery, vehicles, aircraft, oil tanks, transformers, underground storage tanks and batteries. Site activities also included the recycling of electrical transformers, which resulted in the dumping of waste oil on the ground. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984 because of contaminated soil resulting from facility operations.

EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), Miami-Dade County’s Department of Environmental Response and Management (DERM) and the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs) investigated site conditions and took 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. Through cleaning up contaminated soil, putting institutional controls in place and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, FDEP and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.