T.H. Agriculture & Nutrition – Superfund Site in Montgomery, Alabama Partially Deleted from Superfund National Priorities List
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (Sept. 20, 2021) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a partial deletion of the T.H. Agriculture & Nutrition Site from Superfund’s National Priorities List (NPL), benefitting the environment, the community of Montgomery, and the people of Alabama.
Nationally, EPA’s announcement finalizes the deletion of 9 sites and the partial deletion of 11 sites from Superfund’s National Priorities List. With this action, EPA has deleted all or part of 25 sites from the NPL in fiscal year 2021, signaling to communities where cleanup of the contamination is complete and allowing them to move forward in reusing and redeveloping the land.
The partial deletion at the T.H. Agriculture & Nutrition site addresses soils and sediments which were cleaned up as part of Operable Unit 2 (OU2) of the Site. No further response actions are necessary for Site soils/sediments, other than operation and maintenance (O&M) and five-year reviews (FYRs). The groundwater portion of the Site will remain on the NPL and is not being considered for deletion as part of this action. Groundwater at the Site will continue to be monitored until it meets EPA’s criteria for NPL deletion.
“This partial deletion represents a significant milestone that EPA and our partners are making to clean up contaminated property and return the land to productive use,” said EPA Acting Region 4 Administrator John Blevins. "A successful cleanup improves human health and the environment while also supporting economic growth."
The 16.4-acre T.H. Agriculture & Nutrition Site is located on the west side of Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, approximately two miles southwest of the Alabama River and approximately 1,600 feet west of Maxwell Air force Base. The Site consists of two separate parcels which were used as storage and distribution facilities for agricultural and industrial chemicals from 1951- 1994. These operations resulted in soil, sediments and groundwater contamination at the Site. Due to this contamination the Site was placed on the NPL in 1990.
The NPL includes the nation’s most serious uncontrolled or abandoned releases of contamination. EPA deletes sites or parts of sites from the NPL when no further cleanup is required to protect human health or the environment. Years, and sometimes decades, of complex investigation and cleanup work have gone into getting these sites to where they are today.
While EPA encourages site reuse throughout the cleanup process, deletions from the NPL can revitalize communities, raise property values, and promote economic growth by signaling to potential developers and financial institutions where cleanup is complete. This can be especially impactful for disadvantaged and over-burdened communities.
Additional information on the T.H. Agriculture & Nutrition, Montgomery, AL site: www.epa.gov/Superfund/T.H.Agriculture&Nurtition
Additional information about EPA’s NPL deletions: https://www.epa.gov/superfund/deleted-national-priorities-list-npl-sites-state
To search for information about these and other NPL sites, visit: https://www.epa.gov/superfund/search-superfund-sites-where-you-live