Superfund Site: PIONEER SAND CO.

Superfund Site Profile

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The Pioneer Sand Company site is located in Pensacola, Florida. It includes the area where Pioneer Sand Company disposed of wastes and sludge in an inactive quarry from 1973 to 1979. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from disposal operations.

EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and Pioneer Sand Company, the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP), have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site to protect people and the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. A water line connects residences next to the site to the public water supply. By monitoring groundwater, placing institutional controls on the site and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, FDEP and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.