Superfund Site Profile
The 120-acre American Creosote Works, Inc. (ACW) site is located in Louisville, Mississippi. It includes the area where a wood-treating facility operated from 1912 to 1997. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2001 because of contaminated groundwater, sediment and soil resulting from facility operations. EPA, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) 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. A water line connects residents and businesses to the public water system. By conducting cleanup activities, EPA, MDEQ and USACE continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.