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EPA Issues Record of Decision for the Cleanup of the Solitron Devices Site in Riviera Beach, Florida

Release Date: 8/31/2005
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For Immediate Release

Contact: Laura Niles., Phone: (404) 562-8353

(Atlanta – August 31, 2005) The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Solitron Devices Superfund Site in Riviera Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida has been signed by EPA and is available to the public.  The ROD outlines the remedy that will be used to address contamination at the site.

The major components of the ROD include the following:

    • ground water extraction from areas of high contaminant concentration;
    • treatment with new air stripping equipment;
    • injection of treated water and oxygen to enhance biodegradation; and
    • removal of a small amount of soil with chromium and arsenic concentrations to levels below industrial cleanup goals but above residential cleanup goals. 
This site is considered a Superfund Alternative Site, which means it is not listed on the Superfund National Priorities List, due to cooperation on site work by the Potentially Responsible Parties.  At the completion of this cleanup, ground water will be protective of human health. The estimated present worth cost of the proposed cleanup is $4 Million.

The ROD and the Administrative Record, a compilation of documents which formed the basis for EPA’s selection of the remedy, will be available for public review at the City of Riviera Beach Public Library at 600 Blue Heron Boulevard in Riviera Beach, Florida, or online at

The site is located less than one mile southwest of the Riviera Beach water plant along Blue Heron Boulevard. From 1959 to 1965 the plant belonged to Honeywell, Inc., which operated an electronic manufacturing business. In 1965, Solitron Devices, Inc. assumed ownership. Solitron Devices, Inc. is a manufacturer of electronic components for the defense and space industries. Operations in the plant ended in 1992.