Superfund Site: HELENA CHEMICAL CO. (TAMPA PLANT)
Superfund Site Profile
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The eight acre Helena Chemical Company (Tampa) Site is located in Orient Park in Tampa, Florida. A pesticide manufacturing facility operated on Site from 1929 to 1981. Pesticide packaging and distribution activities have continued from 1929 to the present, including during Site cleanup activities. EPA placed the Site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1992 because of contaminated soil and groundwater resulting from facility operations.
EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and 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 threaten people living and working near the Site. Both residents and businesses use the public water system for drinking water. By cleaning up soils, identifying an effective groundwater treatment approach and conducting Five-Year Reviews, EPA, FDEP and the Site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from Site contamination. The most recent Five Year Review is dated March 2016.