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AMERICAN CREOSOTE WORKS, INC. (WINNFIELD PLANT)
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Are there risks at the site now?
Risks and pathways addressed by the cleanup include health risks from people ingesting or touching contaminants in soil and ground water.
The 34-acre American Creosote Works Superfund site is located in Winnfield, Louisiana. From 1901 to 1979, companies conducted wood treatment operations on site. In 1981, Stallworth Timber Company purchased the site and continued wood treatment at the site. Site operations resulted in contamination in soil and storage areas. Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality site inspections between 1982 and 1986 found chemical spillage, abandoned pits and containers, and off-site contamination. EPA added the site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1992. Cleanup activities included destruction of liquid contaminants, soil caps, soil treatment, and monitoring of groundwater. EPA is working with the City of Winnfield to transition the site to industrial use. The City of Winnfield and Winn Parish are in the process of constructing a joint fire training facility on the site.