EPA Superfund Program: MUNISPORT LANDFILL, NORTH MIAMI, FL

Superfund Site Profile

The 170-acre Munisport Landfill site is located in North Miami, Florida. It includes the area where a former municipal landfill operated from 1974 to 1981. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 because of contaminated groundwater resulting from the landfill. EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the City of North Miami, the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP), have investigated conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination.

Studies completed in the late 1980s found that while landfill contamination did not potentially threaten people living on or near the site, the area did pose a significant threat to aquatic organisms (e.g., plants and animals) in wetlands next to the site. Cleanup has addressed the threat to aquatic organisms. By addressing groundwater contamination and closing the landfill, EPA, FDEP and the site’s PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.

TOPICS IN FOCUS

Closure Plan: http://www.northmiamifl.gov/departments/purchasing/biscayne_landing/files/Appendix_E_Comprehensive_Landfill_Closure.pdf

SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/05/1997)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not a Ground Water Site
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes