Superfund Site: WHITEHOUSE OIL PITS
Superfund Site Profile
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The Whitehouse Oil Pits site is located in Jacksonville, Florida. The area is a vacant former industrial property where Allied Petroleum disposed of acidic waste oil sludge from 1958 to 1968. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 because of contaminated debris, groundwater, sludge, soil, surface water and sediment resulting from past waste oil disposal practices. EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination.
Land use controls, including site perimeter fencing and a restrictive covenant limiting well placement and future land uses, prevent contact with contaminated soil and groundwater. Site contamination is not a threat to nearby residents and businesses. A water line now connects most residences in the immediate vicinity of site contamination to the public water supply. By monitoring groundwater and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, FDEP, the City of Jacksonville and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.