Superfund Site: SOUTHERN SOLVENTS, INC.
Superfund Site Profile
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The Southern Solvents, Inc. site is located in Tampa, Florida. It includes the area where a cleaning solvent distributor operated from the late 1970s to 1989. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2000 because of contaminated soil and groundwater resulting from periodic spills of cleaning solvents – substances used to dissolve other substances – at the site. 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. Both residents and businesses use the public water system for drinking water and the Northwest Florida Water Management District restricts well placement within the area of contamination. By treating surficial groundwater and using periodic soil vapor extraction (SVE), EPA and FDEP continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.