Superfund Site Profile


Current Status

A third Five-Year Review Report was completed in September 2010. Annual inspections are continuing until the fourth Five-Year Review is completed. EPA has started work on the review and is scheduled to complete the review by September 2015. Discussions on reuse are being conducted between the city of Slidell and the current owner. The landfill cap is inspected once every year and the remedy is evaluated every five years. The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) and the site owner maintain the site. The site is in the operation and maintenance phase awaiting a Ready-for-Reuse proposal.

Site Background

The 56-acre Southern Shipbuilding site is located in Slidell, Louisiana. A barge cleaning, docking and repair facility operated on site from 1919 to 1993. The site included a graving dock where maintenance operations took place and two sludge pits used to dispose of wastes pumped from vessels. Scattered across the site were waste drums, containers, contaminated debris, scrap metal piles and abandoned equipment. Site activities contaminated soil, sediments and sludges with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1998.

National Priorities Listing (NPL) History
Site Hazard Ranking System Score: 50.00
Proposed Date: 2/13/95
Final Date: 5/26/95
Final Deleted Date: 6/16/98

Location: The site is a former barge cleaning, building, docking and repair facility located within St. Tammany Parish, in the city of Slidell, Louisiana. The site is located on approximately 55.8 acres at 999 Canulette Road, just down stream of the State Highway 433 Bridge and adjacent to Bayou Bonfouca, approximately 1.5 miles downstream of the Bayou Bonfouca Superfund site.

Population: Approximately 26,000 residents live in the surrounding community.