Camilla Wood Preserving (CWP)

Camilla, GA - Region IV

Site Contact:

Leo Francendese

131 Bennett St
Camilla, GA 31730

Latitude: 31.2217000
Longitude: -84.2039000

The Site is a former wood preserving facility that ceased operations in early 1991 following a Georgia Environmental Protection Division (EPD) Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) inspection. The facility closed due to inability to comply with RCRA regulations.

EPA conducted its first removal action at this site in 1991 which included stabilization of waste ponds, decommissioning, dismantling, disposing of process equipment and waste streams. It continued with subsequent removal actions through 1995 including adjacent residential property excavations and restorations.

The Site was finalized for National Priority Listing on July 28th,1998. Subsequent Remedial Investigations (RI) have identified a significant pentachorophenol (PCP) groundwater plume that has penetrated the intermediate /upper Floridian aquifer. In addition, high concentrations of carcinogenic polyaromatic hydrocarbons (CPAHs) at or near the site surface that may migrate have been identified as well as dioxin data above residential standards.

On August 10th, 2006, the Superfund Remedial Program referred the Site to the Removal Program for a Removal Site Evaluation. The evaluation was completed on August 21st, 2006. Based on the data presented from the RI and visual site inspection including the propensity of the site to flooding, the Removal Program recommended a high priority removal to provide prompt risk reduction through expedited action.

Construction removal activities began in November 2006.
The Removal Program is coordinating with the Remedial Program's Land Use Initiative. In coordination with a HDQs designated redevelopment contractor, both Programs are working closely with the City of Camilla for community chosen post constructive activity land uses.

For additional information, visit the Pollution Report (POLREPS) section.