Piney Point HRK Site

 
Site Contact:
Chris Russell
On Scene Coordinator

russell.chris@epa.gov

Site Location:
13500 Scale Ave
Palmetto, FL 34221
response.epa.gov/PineyPointHRK
NRC#: 1301879

Piney Point HRK Site Response



On March 25, 2021, HRK Holdings LLC found evidence of a leak in a line compartment of a phosphogypsum stack at the site. Over the last few days, actions have been taken to remove the water to prevent a catastrophic breach.

Update: April 6, 2021



Administrator Regan transmitted the following letter to Governor Ron DeSantis offering additional EPA support here.

EPA Response Actions



  • The state is continuing to safely remove excess water from the NGS-South cell as to safely control the release. The state requested engineering support from EPA; this request is being facilitated through EPA’s Environmental Response Team.

  • EPA is working closely with local, state, and federal partners as the agency focuses on responding to the impacts of the Piney Point HRK site response. On-Scene coordinators from EPA’s Region 4 are providing operational and logistical planning/coordination. Discussions regarding current site activities and future response actions are continuous and no unmet needs have been identified.

  • EPA continues to closely coordinate with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection on the response activities at this site. We also remain in communication with Governor DeSantis’ office. FDEP is posting the latest information on site status and their response here.

  • All media inquiries should be sent to region4press@epa.gov.