Superfund Site: COMBUSTION, INC.

Superfund Site Profile


Current Status

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) are working with the Potentially Responsible Parties (PRPs) to address or continue the recommendations listed in the Five Year Review (FYR). EPA is in the process of starting the next Five Year Review which is due February 11, 2016. The first FYR report was signed on February 11, 2011. Based on the information available during the first FYR, the selected remedy for the Combustion Inc. site is currently performing as intended. The remedy is considered protective because ICs are in place; therefore, there are no current or potential exposures. The recommendations and follow-up actions identified in this FYR process should be addressed or continued for long-term remedy protectiveness of human health and the environment until remedial action objectives are met.

Site Background

The 9-acre Combustion, Inc. site is located in Denham Springs, Louisiana. Waste oil recycling took place on site from the late 1960s until the early 1980s. The waste oil recycling process included oil reclamation and wastewater treatment. Operations contaminated soil, sludge and waste. Operation and maintenance activities, as well as groundwater treatment and monitoring, are ongoing.

National Priorities List (NPL) History
Proposal Date: June 20, 1986
Re-proposal Date: June 24, 1988
Final Listing Date: August 31, 1990

Location: Dubose Oil Company and subsequently Combustion, Inc. operated primarily as used oil reclamation facility from the late 1960s until the early 1980s. The site is approximately 3 miles northeast of Denham Springs, Louisiana, at Milton Road and Burgess Road.

Population: There are approximately 1,000 residents that live within a 1-mile radius of the site. The immediate residential properties are located along the northern, eastern and western boundaries and consist of 36 homes.