Florida Petroleum Reprocessors
Site Summary ProfileEPA ID: FLD984184127
Location: Davie, Broward County, FL
Lat/Long: 26.081940, -080.215550
Congressional District: 14
NPL Status: Proposed: 04/01/97; Final: 03/06/98
Affected Media: Ground water, Sediment, Soil
Cleanup Status: Early Action Initiated/Completed and Construction Underway - Physical cleanup activities have started.
Site Reuse/Redevelopment: Commercial/Light Industrial - vehicle and equipment storage.
Site Manager: Brad Jackson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Florida Petroleum Reprocessors Superfund site is a former waste oil reprocessing facility located in Davie, Broward County, Florida. Reprocessing operations were conducted at the facility from 1979 through 1992 under various names including Barry’s Waste Oil, Oil Conservationist, Inc., Florida Petroleum Reprocessors, and South Florida Fuels. Operations were reported to include the collection of waste oils, including used motor oil, surplus fuels, marine oils and slops, hydraulic oils, aviation oils and fuels, and oil wastes from the local automotive, agricultural, and marine industries. After processing, waste oils were delivered to used oil marketers, asphalt plants for use as fuel, or phosphate mines for use as a flotation oil.
Extensive volatile organic compound (VOC) contamination of ground water occurred on the site and emanated from the facility as a ground water plume. Contamination carried in the ground water plume affected an area over 600 acres in size and resulted in contamination of the Biscayne aquifer.Elevated levels of VOCs and waste oil degradation products were found in site soils and the presence of residual highly concentrated non-aqueous phase liquids was also documented at the site.
Site Cleanup Plan
The Record of Decision (ROD) for the site was issued in 2001. Major cleanup elements for the site included:
- Collection and treatment of contaminated ground water at the Florida Petroleum Reprocessors facility and the southern part of the Peele-Dixie Wellfield.
- Degradation of ground water contaminants through natural processes.
- Resumption of the pumping of ground water at the Peele-Dixie Wellfield.
- Long-term monitoring of ground water.
In 1997, numerous containers including drums and bulk storage tanks were removed and disposed of off site in accordance with local regulations.
In 1999, approximately 6,000 tons of highly contaminated soil were excavated and removed.
From 2001-2003 in-situ chemical oxidation was used to treat subsurface contaminants. This treatment was successful in removing the bulk of contaminants in the subsurface soil.
Damage to the monitoring well network delayed the final treatment of the contaminated ground water at the facility until April 2007. The selected enhanced bio-augmentation system ground water remedy was started in August 2007 in an effort to complete the treatment of ground water contaminants at the site. The Remedial Design (RD) calling for long-term monitored natural attenuation of the ground water plume was approved in September 2007.
Consent Decree negotiations for implementation of the RD and Remedial Action were initiated in June 2001 with a group of larger-volume waste oil generators.
EPA has conducted a range of community involvement activities at the Florida Petroleum Reprocessors site to solicit community input and to ensure that the public remains informed about site activities throughout the site cleanup process.
Long-term monitored natural attenuation of ground water is 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.
Broward County Riverland Branch Library
2710 West Davie Boulevard
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33301
For documents not available on the website, please contact the Region 4 Freedom of Information Office.