Superfund Site Profile
The Smith’s Farm site is located in Brooks, Kentucky. It includes both an uncontrolled dump that received industrial waste from around the 1940s to the 1970s and an industrial landfill operated until 1989. EPA placed Smith’s Farm on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986 because of contaminated groundwater, sediment, soil and surface water resulting from waste disposal activities at the site.
EPA, the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection (KDEP) 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. By removing thousands of drums of industrial waste, consolidating and capping remaining waste, operating a leachate collection and treatment system, and maintaining the landfill caps, EPA, KDEP and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination. Parties also conduct regular environmental sampling and Five-Year Reviews to make sure the site’s cleanup approach continues to protect people and the environment.