Superfund Site Profile
The Northwest 58th Street Landfill site is located in Hialeah, Florida. The landfill accepted municipal and industrial wastes from 1952 to 1982. The EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) of contaminated sites in 1983 because of contaminated groundwater underneath the facility. The EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), and Miami-Dade County, 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 currently threaten people living and working near the site. Both residents and businesses use the public water system for drinking water. All site cleanup activities are complete. By monitoring groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, the EPA, FDEP and the PRP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.
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The 2015 Five-Year Review of the remedy determined that: The remedy at the Northwest 58th Street Landfill is protective of human health and the environment. Controls exist that limit current exposure pathways. The landfill has been capped and closed. Routine monitoring and O&M are continuing to ensure the effectiveness of the remedy. Groundwater institutional controls are in place under Sections 24-43.2 and 24-43.3 of the Miami-Dade County Code of Ordinances that regulate the permitting and use of wells in the vicinity of the Biscayne Aquifer Sites. Soil institutional controls are in place under the RCRA post-closure permit.
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