Superfund Site:

PERDIDO GROUND WATER CONTAMINATION
PERDIDO, AL

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Angela Miller
(404) 562-8561

Remedial Project Manager
Deborah Cox
(404) 562-8317

Site Location

Street Address:
COUNTY RD 47 S, PERDIDO, AL 36562

Background

The Perdido Ground Water Contamination Site is located in Perdido, Baldwin County, Alabama, and is the site of a train derailment, which occurred on May 17, 1965.  The Site originated as a borrow area which provided sand and fill material to the County for local use. In 1965, a train derailment by the Louisville and Nashville Railroad (a predecessor of CSX Transportation, Inc., CSXT) occurred approximately 200 yards east of the intersection of State Highways 47 and 61.  Chemicals from the derailed tank cars spilled into the drainage ditches along State Highway 61 and caught fire.

Later, as a result of ...
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