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Wilson Concepts of Florida, Inc.


Precision Metal Industries building on the Wilson Concepts site.

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Site Summary Profile

EPA ID: FLD041184383
Location: Pompano Beach, Broward County, FL
Lat/Long: 26.218670, -080.142760
Congressional District: 23
NPL Status: Proposed: 06/24/88; Final: 03/31/89; Deleted: 04/04/95
Affected Media: Ground water, soil
Cleanup Status: Deleted from the NPL
Human Exposure Under Control: Yes
Groundwater Migration Under Control: N/A
Sitewide Ready for Anticipated Use: No
Site Reuse/Redevelopment: In reuse for industrial purposes (sheet metal manufacturing)
Site Manager: Bill Denman (denman.bill@epa.gov)

Current Site Status

The Wilson Concepts of Florida, Inc. (Wilson Concepts) site includes the area where Wilson Concepts operated a manufacturing facility from 1967 until 1987. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1989 because of contaminated ground water and soil resulting from facility operations. EPA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP) have investigated site conditions and taken steps to clean up the site in order to protect people and the environment from contamination. EPA determined that the site does not threaten people living or working near the site or the environment and, therefore, did not require cleanup activities beyond one year of ground water monitoring. EPA deleted the site from the NPL in 1995.  

Site Location and Background

The 2-acre site is located at 1408 Southwest 8th Street in Pompano Beach, Florida, in an industrial area less than a half-mile from U.S. Interstate 95. A linen cleaning and delivery service borders the site to the north, a construction materials company borders the site to the south and a fiberglass manufacturing company borders the site to the east. The Chemform Inc. site borders the site to the west.

From 1967 until 1987, a manufacturing facility for precision machine parts operated at the site. In 1989, EPA listed the site on the NPL. Precision Metal Industries, a sheet metal manufacturer, currently operates at the site. 

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Threats and Contaminants

Site investigations found contamination in soil and ground water that could potentially harm people in the area. Contamination resulted from waste handling practices at the site. Contaminants of concern included heavy metals and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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Investigation and Cleanup Responsibility / Oversight

EPA led site investigation and cleanup activities in cooperation with FDEP.  

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Site Cleanup Plan

In 1992, EPA issued a cleanup plan (a Record of Decision, or ROD) for the site. The plan documented EPA’s decision that no cleanup action was required. The plan also included quarterly monitoring of on-site ground water for one year to confirm the appropriateness of the no-cleanup action plan.

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

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Cleanup Progress

Initial site investigations in 1987 identified contamination of soil and ground water resulting from spills and overflows of materials at the site. After additional site investigations in 1991 and 1992, EPA determined that the site did not threaten human health and the environment. EPA completed ground water monitoring in 1994. Ground water beneath the site meets federal standards for drinking water. EPA deleted the site from the NPL in 1995.

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Enforcement Activities

EPA negotiated legal agreements with site PRPs to investigate and clean up the site. The PRPs did not carry out the required actions so EPA took the lead. EPA used federal funds for site cleanup activities. 

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Community Involvement

EPA 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 conducted a range of community involvement activities at the site 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 1995.

EPA does not require 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

Broward County Main Library
100 S. Andrews Avenue, Level 5
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33301

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