Superfund Site Profile


The Alaric Area Groundwater Plume Site (Alaric) is nearing the completion of a highly concentrated source of groundwater contamination located beneath a portion of the site. The treatment is being conducted using a technology that known as "Electrical Resistive Heating" (ERH).  Electricity is used to heat the subsurface and contaminated vapors are re

Operation of the treatment system was temporarily shut-down because of Hurricane Irma. The site is secure and there is no threat of a release of contamination. After the hurricane, the treatment is expected to resume and be completed in November 2017.







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The 1.7-acre Alaric Area GW Plume site is located in Tampa, Florida. It includes an area occupied by several businesses since the 1970s. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2000 because of contaminated groundwater and soil resulting from facility operations. 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. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. By monitoring groundwater, planning additional treatment of contaminated soils, and conducting required Five-Year Reviews, EPA and FDEP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.