EPA Superfund Program: BROWN WOOD PRESERVING, LIVE OAK, FL

Superfund Site Profile

The Brown Wood Preserving site is located two miles west of Live Oak in Suwannee County, Florida. A wood treatment facility operated at the site from 1946 to 1978. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983 because of contaminated soil, sediments, sludge and groundwater resulting from facility operations.

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. 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. After completing all cleanup activities, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1995.

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SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (12/31/1991)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes