Superfund Site: NORMANDY PARK APARTMENTS, TEMPLE TERRACE, FL
Superfund Site Profile
The Normandy Park Apartments site is located in Temple Terrace, Florida. It includes the area where Gulf Coast Recycling operated a battery recycling and secondary lead extraction facility between 1953 and 1963. The recycling and smelting processes resulted in the release of sulfuric acid and lead into the environment. EPA proposed the site for listing on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1995. EPA decided not to list the site on the NPL following extensive cooperation from Gulf Coast Recycling.
EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the site’s potentially responsible party (PRP) – formerly Gulf Coast Recycling and now Envirofocus, have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination.
In February 1995, the EPA proposed the Site for listing on the National Priorities List (NPL). To date, the EPA has used its enforcement discretion to defer placing the Site on the NPL in exchange for potentially responsible party (PRP) cooperation.
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In the Fall of 2016, EPA obtained access to neighboring properties which require soil and groundwater sampling to evaluate whether there is an off-site source of antimony. Additional groundwater sampling may be needed to further delineate the antimony groundwater plume. Institutional controls or other land use control documents may also need to be revised to restrict disturbance of soil below two feet where some contamination may remain, to ensure protectiveness. The next FYR is due August 9, 2021. Once the site has met the clean-up standards in the ROD, the site will require de-proposed from the NPL as it was proposed but never listed.
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