Superfund Site: FAIRFAX ST. WOOD TREATERS, JACKSONVILLE, FL
Superfund Site Profile
The 12-acre Fairfax St. Wood Treaters (FSWT) site is located in Jacksonville, Florida. The site includes an area where Wood Treaters, LLC, and its corporate predecessor, Wood Treaters, Inc., operated as a chromium copper arsenate (CCA) wood-treating facility from 1980 to 2010. The FSWT site was proposed to the NPL in March 2012 and was finalized in September 2012 because of contaminated soil, sediment and surface water resulting from facility operations. EPA has taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination.
In 2010 and 2011, EPA conducted short-term cleanup actions to secure the site, stop the spread of contamination, and address urgent and immediate risks to people and the environment. EPA removed contaminated soil, water and sediment from the Susie E. Tolbert Elementary School property and from the former wood-treating facility. EPA also removed contaminated soils on three residential properties as well as large quantities of waste chemicals that were being stored by Wood Treaters which posed a risk to human health and the environment. By maintaining a gravel-and-pavement cover over contaminated soil, securing the site and conducting investigations, EPA continues to protect people and the environment from site contamination.
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