Superfund Site: LABOUNTY

Superfund Site Profile


The LaBounty Site is located on the western edge of the Cedar River in Charles City, Iowa. The site includes approximately eight acres within or near the 100-year floodplain of the Cedar River.  The site is bounded by the Cedar River to the east and south.  A veterinary pharmaceuticals company disposed of over six million cubic feet of sludges on the site from 1953 to 1977, contaminating groundwater and surface water with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and arsenic. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities and monitoring are ongoing. EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1993.