EPA Superfund Program: OLD INGER OIL REFINERY, DARROW, LA

Superfund Site Profile

Current Status

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) initiated the second Five-Year review in January 2012. This was completed in August 28, 2012.

During 2008 the EPA prepared a deletion package for this site. A Notice of Intent to Delete was published in the Federal Register on June 13, 2008. The public comment period closed July 14, 2008. No adverse comments were received; deletion became effective August 12, 2008.

In 2007, the EPA completed a Five-Year remedy review and found the remedy protective of public health and the environment. A public notice was published in a local newspaper and a fact sheet was mailed in March 2007.

Site Background

The 19-acre Old Inger Oil Refinery site is located near Darrow, Louisiana. A former oil refinery and waste oil reclamation facility operated on site beginning in 1967. Old Inger Oil Refinery bought the site in 1976 and operated the facility until 1978. Improper waste oil disposal activities contaminated soil, sediments, sludges, groundwater and surface water with hazardous chemicals. Following construction of the site’s remedy, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2008.

National Priorities Listing (NPL) History
Proposed Date: 12/30/1982
Final Date: 9/8/1983
Deletion Proposal Date: 6/13/2008
Final Deletion Date: 8/12/2008

Location: Between Highway 75 and the Mississippi River, Ascension Parish, midway between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. 4.5 miles north of Darrow.

Population: 367 people live with 2 miles of the site. 19,500 people live within 10 miles of site.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/12/2006)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes