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EPA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF ITS DRAFT REPORT ON GROUNDWATER AT THE STAUFFER CHEMICAL SITE, TARPON SPRINGS, FLORIDA
Release Date: 06/09/2003
Contact Information: Dawn Harris-Young, EPA Media Relations, 404-562-8421
|The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the release of its draft report on groundwater at the Stauffer Chemical site in Tarpon Springs, Florida. A copy of the report is available for public review at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 East Lemon Street in Tarpon.
The Groundwater Study was specifically focused on evaluating certain groundwater characteristics that are of concern to the community and may impact the future remedy. The objectives of the study included: determining ocean tides effect on groundwater flow; determining a connection between the surficial aquifer and the deeper Floridian aquifer; and evaluating groundwater movement beneath the site and possible contaminant transport away from the site.
EPA entered into an enforceable agreement with the Stauffer Management Company that required the company to conduct geophysical studies, evaluate the effect of groundwater on the remedy, and conduct treatability studies on the solidification portion of the remedy before the Agency makes a final decision regarding the remedy for the site.
Persons interested in obtaining additional information are encouraged to contact Nestor Young, Remedial Project Manager at (404) 562-8812 or Angela Leach, Community Involvement Coordinator at (404) 562-8561 or (800) 435-9233.