Superfund Sites in Reuse in Mississippi
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The 30-acre Davis Timber Company Superfund site is outside of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. From 1972 until the late 1980s, Davis Timber Company operated a wood-preserving facility at the site. Operators put contaminated wastewater in an on-site storage pond, contaminating soil and sediment. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2000. EPA led cleanup activities at the site between 2011 and 2012. Cleanup included digging up contaminated soil and sediment, placing waste under a 3-acre capped area, and controlling surface water flow and erosion. After cleanup was complete, EPA took the site off the NPL in 2018. After a reuse assessment, the site owner donated a 3-acre area for use as a community center and polling location, though this building is located off site. The Hub City Humane Society operates an animal shelter and the Fields of Barktopia Dog Park on site. Other site uses include parking, connections to the Longleaf Trace recreation trail, a community center and restored habitat for pollinators. In 2015, EPA Region 4 recognized the site property owners and the Hub City Humane Society’s leadership with its Excellence in Site Reuse award.
Last updated August 2021
As of December 2020, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 2 people and generated an estimated $323,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.
For more information:
- Reuse at Davis Timber Superfund Site: Creating a Space for People and Animals Story Map
- Dog Parks and Animal Shelters at Superfund Sites: Playing for Keeps (PDF)
- Finding a Good Home: Community Benefits for People and Pets, The Davis Timber Company Superfund Site in Lamar County, Mississippi (PDF)
- Press Release: Excellence in Site Reuse Award
- Superfund Site Profile Page