Superfund Site Profile

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The Kassauf-Kimerling Battery Disposal site (also referred to as the 58th Street Landfill site) is located in Tampa, Florida. It includes a former peat extraction area later used as a landfill in the 1970s. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1993 because of contaminated sediment, soil, surface water and groundwater resulting from past waste handling operations. EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), and Gulf Coast Lead, Inc., Mr. Kassauf and Mr. Kimerling, 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. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. By monitoring groundwater, placing institutional controls on the site property and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, EPA, FDEP and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination. After cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 2000.