EPA Superfund Program: DUTCHTOWN TREATMENT PLANT, ASCENSION PARISH, LA

Superfund Site Profile

Current Status

The site is currently in operation & maintenance where monitoring of ground water will continue to ensure protectiveness of the EPA cleanup actions. Property adjacent to the site is being considered for development into residential housing. This development may generate interest into reuse of at least some of the site.

Site Background

The 5-acre Dutchtown Treatment Plant site is located near Dutchtown in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. An oil refinery and waste oil reclamation facility began operating at the site in the mid-1960s. The facility received waste oil and other waste materials (solvents and petrochemical wastes) from off-site sources and processed and redistributed them. Site activities and waste disposal practices contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1999.

National Priorities Listing (NPL) History
Proposal Date: January 22, 1987
Final Date: July 22, 1987
Deletion Proposal Date: September 17, 1999
Deletion Final Date: November 16, 1999

Location: Dutchtown, Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Location at the juncture I-10 and Highway 74.

Population: 4,000 people live within three miles of the site.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (01/12/1998)
Human Exposure
Status

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