Superfund Site: SOUTHERN SHIPBUILDING, SLIDELL, LA
Superfund Site Profile
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.