EPA Superfund Program: GULF COAST VACUUM SERVICES, ABBEVILLE, LA

Superfund Site Profile

Current Status

The site is presently in the operation and maintenance (O&M) phase of the Superfund process. Ground water monitoring is being conducted annually and the remedial action performance is being assessed every five years to ensure long-term protectiveness. The fifth five-year review (FYR) is scheduled to begin in early 2018. The Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Group and EPA are currently collaborating on implementing some of the 4th FYR recommendations to ensure long-term protectiveness. The 4th five-year review was completed in August 2013. The site remains protective of human health and the environment in the short term. Several recommendations were proposed to ensure long term protection into the future.

Site Background

The 12.8-acre Gulf Coast Vacuum Services (GCVS) site is located about three miles southwest of Abbeville in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana. A vacuum truck and oilfield drilling mud plant operated on site from about 1969 to 1984. Historical operations and waste disposal practices contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following construction of the site’s remedy, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in July 2001. Operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.

National Priority Listing (NPL) History
Proposed Date: June 24, 1988
Final Date: March 31, 1989

Location: Approximately 2.5 miles southwest of Abbeville, Vermilion Parish. 1.5 miles west of the Vermilion River. Adjacent to the south is the D.L. Mud, Inc. Superfund site

Population: Approximately 2,600 people live within 3 miles of the site.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/20/1999)
Human Exposure
Status

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