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Dubose Oil Products Company

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Entrance to Dubose Oil Products Company site.

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Site Summary Profile
EPA ID: FLD000833368
Location: Cantonment, Escambia County, FL
Lat/Long: 30.618060, -87.376950
Congressional District: 01
NPL Status: Proposed: 10/15/84; Final: 06/10/86; Deleted: 10/01/04
Affected Media: Soil
Cleanup Status: Deleted from the NPL: Physical cleanup activities have been completed.
Human Exposure Under Control: Yes
Groundwater Migration Under Control: Yes
Sitewide Ready for Anticipated Use: No
Site Reuse/Redevelopment: None
Site Manager: Scott Martin (martin.scott@epa.gov)


Current Site Status

The Dubose Oil Products Company site includes the area where the Dubose Oil Products Company operated a waste storage, treatment, recycling and disposal facility from 1979 until 1981. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986 because of contaminated soil, ground water and surface water resulting from facility operations. EPA, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) and the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. Site contamination does not currently threaten people living and working near the site. By cleaning up the site, EPA, FDEP and the site’s PRPs continue to protect people and the environment from site contamination.

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Site Location and Background

The 10-acre site is located in a rural residential area in Escambia County near Cantonment, Florida, about 10 miles north of Pensacola. The site includes two ponds built to retain natural spring seepage and stormwater runoff. Agricultural land and undeveloped forested areas border the site to the north, residential areas border the site to the south and east, and tree farms border the site to the west.

From 1979 until 1981, the Dubose Oil Products Company operated a waste storage, treatment, recycling and disposal facility at the site. Operations included recovering usable oil products from waste oil, petroleum refining wastes and oil-based waste solvents. The facility included a processing area and three ponds.

In 1986, EPA listed the site on the NPL. Following cleanup activities, EPA deleted the site from the NPL in 2004. The site is not currently in use.

View site location map.

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Threats and Contaminants

Site investigations found contamination in soil, ground water and surface water that could potentially harm people in the area. Contamination resulted from waste handling practices at the site. Contaminants of concern include volatile organic compounds (VOCs)polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and pentachlorophenol (PCP). Ground water and surface water contamination includes VOCs only.

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Investigation and Cleanup Responsibility / Oversight

The site’s PRPs led site cleanup activities, with oversight provided by EPA and FDEP.

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Site Cleanup Plan

In 1990, EPA issued a cleanup plan (a Record of Decision, or ROD) for the site. The plan included the following activities:

Summaries of site cleanup approaches are also available online in key site cleanup documents, including the ROD.

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Cleanup Progress

Between 1984 and 1985, FDEP conducted short-term cleanup activities, including digging up contaminated soils and placing them in an on-site impoundment area. The impoundment area included the South Pond, which FDEP dug up and lined with a synthetic liner. FDEP filled the impoundment area with approximately 38,000 cubic yards of soil, creating a soil mound approximately 20 feet high. FDEP covered the soil mound with a synthetic cover.

The site’s PRPs began cleanup activities in 1993. PRPs completed the installation of the wastewater treatment plant in 1993 and the treatment of on-site soils in 1994. From 1995 until 2000, the PRPs conducted quarterly ground water and surface water monitoring. The PRPs conducted additional surface water sampling in 2001 and ground water and surface water sampling at selected locations in 2002 and 2003.

In 2003, EPA determined that the site had been cleaned up and no further cleanup activities were necessary. EPA deleted the site from the NPL in 2004.

The site’s third and final Five-Year Review, completed in 2008, found the cleanup meets all cleanup goals and the cleanup remains protective of human health and the environment.

Summaries of cleanup activities are also available in Five-Year Reviews online.

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Enforcement Activities

EPA negotiated legal agreements with the site’s PRPs to investigate and clean up the site. The PRPs funded site cleanup, monitoring and oversight activities.

The ROD and Five-Year Reviews online provide additional information on specific legal agreements for the site.

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Community Involvement

EPA has worked with the community and its state partner to develop a long-term cleanup plan for the site, reflecting the Agency’s commitment to safe, healthy communities and environmental protection. Community engagement and public outreach are core components of EPA program activities.

EPA has conducted a range of community involvement activities to solicit community input and to make sure the public remains informed about site activities throughout the cleanup process. Outreach efforts have included public notices and information meetings.

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Future Work

EPA deleted the site from the NPL in 2004.

EPA does not require additional Five-Year Reviews for the site.

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Additional Information

EPA keeps additional site documents and information in a site information repository at the location below. EPA also posts site documents, when available, on EPA’s CERCLIS Site Profile page. For documents not available on the website, please contact the Region 4 Freedom of Information Office.

Site Repository

University of W. Florida Main Library
11100 University Parkway
Pensacola, FL 32514

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