Superfund Site: SOUTHEASTERN WOOD PRESERVING
Superfund Site Profile
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The public was informed at our June 2016 meeting that if we have funding available the best case scenario will have EPA starting construction of the Remedial Action in 2018. The construction timeframe is expected to be a year or less. The funding outlook may be challenging if there are sites with ongoing groundwater exposure that need a lesser amount of funding.
The Southeastern Wood Preserving site is located in Canton, Mississippi. Several wood-treating companies conducted wood-treating operations from 1928 and 1979. EPA listed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in March 2012 because of soil, surface water and sediment resulting from facility operations. EPA and the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. From 2009 to 2011, EPA conducted a short-term cleanup action to address immediate threats. EPA activities included stockpiling 8,000 cubic yards of contaminated sludge and stopping the flow of creosote into Batchelor Creek. EPA has conducted a remedial investigation to assess site-related threats to residents and the environment and to evaluate cleanup options. Residents and businesses near the site use the public water supply, which is safe to drink.