Superfund Site: CECIL LINDSEY

Superfund Site Profile



The 5.2-acre Cecil Lindsey site is located in Newport, Arkansas. A salvage and waste disposal facility operated on site from the early 1970s to 1980. Later, the community of Diaz used part of the site as a municipal dump. Disposal of industrial waste reportedly also took place. Several companies may have used the site; the extent of industrial waste disposal is not well documented. Waste disposal activities contaminated soil, sediment, groundwater and surface water. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL).

Current Status

The long-term remedy included removal and disposal of drums, site access restrictions, installation of monitoring wells and one year of groundwater monitoring. Construction of the remedy took place from 1987 to 1989. EPA took the site off the NPL in 1989.