Reeves Southeastern Galvanizing Corp.
Site Summary ProfileEPA ID: FLD000824896
Location: Tampa, Hillsborough County, FL
Lat/Long: 27.972500, -082.341930
Congressional District: 11
NPL Status: Proposed: 12/30/82; Final: 09/08/83
Affected Media: Ground water, Sediment, Soil
Cleanup Status: Construction Underway - Physical cleanup activities have started.
Site Reuse/Redevelopment: Continued Industrial Use
Site Manager: Scott Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Reeves Southeastern Galvanizing Corporation site, located in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, encompasses the Reeves Southeastern Galvanizing (SEG) facility covering 17 acres and the Reeves Southeastern Wire (SEW) facility covering 11 acres. Beginning in the 1960s, spent caustic, rinse, and acid process wastes generated at SEG and SEW were neutralized and discharged to storage ponds.
Past disposal practices have caused heavy metal contamination of ground water, sediment, and soil at the site. Zinc, chromium, and lead are three of the primary contaminants of concern.
County-owned water supply wells are located about one mile upgradient of the site. There are approximately 56,000 people residing within three miles of the site. Although sampling has shown that municipal and private wells are not contaminated, people who come in direct contact with or accidentally ingest contaminated surface water or soils may be at risk.
Site Cleanup Plan
The cleanup plan for the Reeves Southeastern site covered three operable units (OUs): OU-1 (soils and sediments), OU-2 (northern surficial ground water), and OU-3 (North Wetland and unnamed creek).
The Record of Decision (ROD) for OU-1 was issued in 1993. Major elements of the cleanup plan included:
- Excavation of approximately 6,000 cubic yards of contaminated soils/sediment.
- Ex-situ solidification/stabilization of contaminated soils/sediment.
- On-site disposal of solidified/stabilized material above the water table and capping.
The ROD for OU-2 was issued in 1993. Major elements of the cleanup plan included:
- Implementation of OU-1 ROD.
- Natural attenuation of the Northern Surficial Aquifer.
- Installation of additional monitor wells in the Northern Surficial Aquifer.
- Prevention of discharge of ground water from the Northern Surficial Aquifer into the surface water in the unnamed creek.
- Installation of a monitor well in the Upper Floridan Aquifer in the general vicinity of the former production wells on the Reeves SEG facility.
- Implementation of an intensive well survey within a 1-mile radius of the site.
- Completion of the remedial design for the contingency remedy.
The ROD for OU-3 was issued in 1994. Major elements of the cleanup plan included:
- No action.
- Long-term monitoring of the North Wetland and unnamed creek.
Soil and sediment exceeding cleanup goals were excavated from the SEG and SEW facilities during 1996 and 1997. The excavated material was shipped to an approved off-site landfill in April and May 1997 and all excavated areas were backfilled and revegetated.
The ground water control structure, installed in early 2004, was designed to prevent contaminated ground water from discharging to local surface water.
Two spills occurred on the site in 1996 and 1997 resulting in an additional soil removal action. A monitoring well installed in 1998 near the release points into the subsurface indicated elevated ground water levels of contaminants of concerns (e.g., chromium, zinc and lead).
Additional characterization studies of ground water contamination suggest that the current ground water remedy will need to be expanded or supplemented with additional cleanup technique(s). Depending on the scope and extent of the changes/additions to the ground water remedy, either an Explanation of Significant Differences to the original ROD will be issued or a ROD Amendment will be pursued.
Monitoring of the wetland began in the summer of 2002 and is currently continuing.
Site cleanup activities are being led primarily by potentially responsible parties with oversight by EPA.
In 1988, the Reeves Southeastern Corporation signed an Administrative Orders on Consent (AOC) to perform source characterization remedial investigations and feasibility study.
In February 1993, Reeves signed a modification to the 1988 AOC under which Reeves agreed to perform the remedial design for the OU-1 remedy.
In April 1994, Reeves and EPA signed a consent decree in which Reeves agreed to perform the remedies for OU-1 and OU-2, pay EPA's future oversight costs and reimburse EPA's past costs.
EPA has conducted a range of community involvement activities at the Reeves Southeastern Galvanizing Corporation site to solicit community input and to ensure that the public remains informed about site activities throughout the site cleanup process. Outreach activities have included public notices, interviews, and public meetings on cleanup activities and updates.
The next FYR is scheduled to be completed in September 2011.
Ground water and wetland monitoring efforts are ongoing.
Site Administrative Documents
For more information or to view any site-related documents, please visit the site information repository at the following location. As new documents are generated, they will be placed in the information repository for public information.
Brandon Regional Library
619 Vondenburg Drive
Brandon, FL 33511
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