Superfund Site: BAYOU SORREL

Superfund Site Profile


Current Status

Five-Year Review status – The process for the fifth Five-Year Review has been completed. The EPA and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality conducted a site inspection on January 24, 2013, to evaluate the protectiveness of the remedy. The fifth Five-Year Review was signed final on August 13, 2013; at that time the remedy remained protective of human health and the environment. The site is currently in operation & maintenance status. The routine annual ground water monitoring will continue to ensure protectiveness of the EPA cleanup actions. Additionally, annual inspections of the cap are conducted to ensure integrity. Because waste is contained in a clay cap system, the site is not suitable for general reuse.

Site Background

The 265-acre Bayou Sorrel site is located in Iberville Parish, Louisiana. A hazardous waste landfill operated on site from 1977 to 1979. Waste disposal operations took place on about 50 of the 265 acres. Wastes were disposed of in two sludge pits, four liquid waste ponds, two drum burial cells and one landfarm area. Waste disposal operations contaminated soil, sludges, surface water and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL).

National Priorities Listing (NPL) History
Proposal Date: December 30, 1982
Final Date: September 8, 1983
Deletion Proposal Date: June 4, 1997
Deletion Final Date: September 29, 1997

Location: 20 miles SW of Baton Rouge, six miles north of the Town of Bayou Sorrel. Section 40-43, Township 10 South, Range 10 East, in Iberville Parish, Louisiana.

Population: Approximately 100 year round residents within 5 miles of site.