Superfund Site Profile
The 1,943-acre Homestead Air Force Base (Homestead AFB) site is a former U.S. Air Force (Air Force) installation in Homestead, Florida. Approximately one-half of the installation remains an active Air Reserve Base. Miami-Dade County and other agencies and organizations have reused remaining portions of the site for office space, storage and training facilities. The installation’s historic operations resulted in contaminated soil, groundwater and surface water. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1990.
The Air Force, EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. The site's contamination does not pose a threat to people living and working near the site. The Air Force is currently re-evaluating all operable units, or OUs, at the installation with other than a no action remedy to determine what resources would be required to achieve an unlimited use and unrestricted exposure designation for the OUs in question. The Air Force has started an investigation of two munitions areas at the site. By cleaning up and monitoring contamination, enforcing land use controls, and undertaking Five-Year Reviews, the Air Force, EPA and FDEP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.