EPA Superfund Program: CENTRAL WOOD PRESERVING CO., SLAUGHTER, LA

Superfund Site Profile

Current Status

The Five-Year Review was signed final on April 9, 2014; the review determined that the remedy remains protective of human health and the environment. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2009.

Site Background

The 17 acre Central Wood Preserving Site (CWP) is located in an unincorporated area in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. The site is approximately 60 miles north of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and is located near the town of Slaughter, Louisiana. The Site consists of two distinct properties divided by State Highway (SH) 959,. The combined acreage of the North Property (10.03 acres) and South Property (7.05 acres) is approximately 17.08 acres. A creek runs along the east-southeast side of both properties. This creek flows downstream to intersect with Little Sandy Creek approximately 1.5 miles south of SH 959.  Wood-treating operations took place on the 10-acre North Property and a saw mill operated on the 7-acre South Property. Operations from the 1950s to 1973 used creosote as the wood preservative. In 1973, use of creosote ended. Wood-treating operations using copper chromated arsenic (CCA) took place until 1991. Following wood-treating operations, lumber was stored on site. Operations and spills of creosote and CCA contaminated soil, sediment and groundwater.

National Priorities Listing (NPL) History
Proposed Date: 1/19/1999
Final Date: 5/10/1999
Direct Final Publication Date: 7/20/2009
(and start of 30 day comment period)
Final Deletion Date: 9/18/2009

Location: The 17 acre site is located in an unincorporated area in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana. The site is near the town of Slaughter, Louisiana. The site is divided by State Hwy 959.

Population: The nearby population is sparse; however, a few residents live along the northwest boundary of the site.


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SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/08/2004)
Human Exposure
Status

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