Superfund Site: HIPPS ROAD LANDFILL
DUVAL COUNTY, FL
Superfund Site Profile
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The 12-acre site is located on the southeastern corner of Hipps Road and Exline Road in Jacksonville Heights, a suburb of Jacksonville, Florida. Site features include a mound over the landfill area and a basin for storm water retention. Single-family homes and mobile homes border the site. A large subdivision is located a quarter-mile west of the site.
The site includes a 6-acre swamp area where WCF operated a landfill. The U.S. Navy and other sources disposed of materials at the landfill. In 1970, landfill operations ended and WCF covered the area with a thin layer of soil and subdivided the property into residential lots. In the early 1980s, residents complained about unusual tastes and odors in private well water and EPA identified contamination in the ground water.
In 1984, EPA listed the site on the NPL. The site is currently in ecological reuse as a wildlife habitat area.