South Point Site
Community Involvement Coordinator
Virginia Narsete (email@example.com)
312-886-4359 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64359
Remedial Project Manager
(where to view written records)
Briggs Lawrence Library,
317 Solida Road,
South Point Ohio
The South Point Plant site spans 610 acres, 504 acres of which are owned by LEDC. The site was added to the Superfund National Priorities List in September 1984. Soil and ground water contamination from on-site munitions, fertilizer, coal, and ethanol industries affected only small portions of the site; the vast majority of the site?s acreage was never contaminated. Honeywell, the Potentially Responsible Party, completed remediation at the site, which included excavating and capping contaminated soils and ground water treatment, in December 2001.Since 2001, the majority of the site?s acreage has been redeveloped as The Point industrial park by several local entities; the Village of South Point, Lawrence County, and LEDC. As of 2008, seven tenants have located on the property, employing approximately 150 people. Businesses currently housed on the site include: LEDC, Applied Industrial Technologies, Ohio University Southern Campus Training Center, Engines Inc., M&M Mailing, and Mercier's Maintenance. Future plans for The Point include additional tenants, expanded facilities, and construction of an intermodal facility to serve as a vital road, rail, and river transportation resource for the region. Through collaboration with the Lawrence Economic Development Corporation (LEDC) and local governments, EPA supported redevelopment of the South Point Superfund site in South Point, Ohio. The Superfund Redevelopment Initiative (SRI) awarded the site a Pilot Grant in 2002, which LEDC used to evaluate how cleanup at the site could support reuse. In 2004, SRI issued the site the first Ready for Reuse determination in the Midwest.
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U.S. Environmental Protection Agency conducted a second five-year review of the South Point Superfund site located on U.S. Highway 52 in South Point, Ohio. The Superfund law requires regular checkups of sites that have been cleaned up – with waste managed on-site – to make sure the cleanup continues to protect people and the environment.
EPA’s cleanup at the site consisted of excavation and disposal of waste and contaminated soil at a licensed off-site landfill, consolidation of remaining waste under a single barrier cover to prevent infiltration of rainwater, pumping out of contaminated ground water (underground water supplies), discharging of treated ground water to the Ohio River, long-term monitoring and limits on use of the site and access to the site.
More information is available at the Briggs Lawrence Library, 317 Solida Road, South Point Ohio and at www.epa.gov/region5/sites/southpoint. The review should be completed in May 2011. Public comments should be sent to Ginny Narsete at U.S. EPA, 312-886-4359 or firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2011.
- Second five-year review (PDF) (146pp, 5.26MB) May 2006