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RECORD NUMBER: 392 OF 615
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : American Creosote, FL.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Florida. ; American Creosote site (Fla.)|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Inorganic compounds ; Organic compounds ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes|
The American Creosote Works, Inc. (ACW) site occupies approximately 12 acres in a moderately dense, commercial and residential district of Pensacola, Florida. Wood-preserving operations were carried out at the ACW site from 1902 until December, 1981. Prior to 1950, creosote was exclusively used to treat poles. Use of pentachlorophenol (PCP) started in 1950 and steadily increased in the later years of the ACW operations. During its operations, liquid process wastes were discharged into the two unlined, onsite surface impoundments. Prior to 1970, waste waters in these ponds were allowed to overflow through a spillway and follow a drainage course into Bayou Chico and Pensacola Bay. In subsequent years, waste waters were periodically drawn off the ponds and discharged into designated 'spillage areas' on site. Additional discharges occurred during periods of heavy rainfall and flooding, when the ponds overflowed the containment dikes.
"September 30, 1985."