EPA Superfund Program: NEWSOM BROTHERS/OLD REICHHOLD CHEMICALS, INC., COLUMBIA, MS

Superfund Site Profile

The Newsom Brothers/Old Reichhold Chemicals site is located in Columbia, Mississippi. It includes an area where several companies produced wood derivatives from 1936 to 1977. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986 because of contaminated groundwater, soil and sediment resulting from facility operations. EPA, the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) 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. EPA took the site off the NPL in 2000. EPA does not anticipate additional work at the site.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (08/08/1997)
Human Exposure
Status

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