List of Superfund sites in Iowa

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This is a list of Superfund sites in Iowa designated under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) environmental law. The CERCLA federal law of 1980 authorized the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to create a list of polluted locations requiring a long-term response to clean up hazardous material contaminations.[1] These locations are known as Superfund sites, and are placed on the National Priorities List (NPL). The NPL guides the EPA in "determining which sites warrant further investigation" for environmental remediation.[2] As of May 1, 2010, there were eleven Superfund sites on the National Priorities List in Iowa.[2] One more site has been proposed for entry on the list and ten others have been cleaned up and removed from it.[2]

Superfund sites[edit]

      Proposed for addition to National Priorities List
      Deleted from National Priorities List
CERCLIS ID Name County Reason Proposed Listed[3] Construction
completed[4]
Partially
deleted[5]
Deleted[6]
IAD042581256 Aidex Corporation Mills Groundwater was contaminated by atrazine and soil was contaminated by aldrin, chlordane other pesticides and stored waste, from pesticide production and a 1976 fire on-site.[7][8] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
06/30/1992
10/21/1993
IAD980687933 Des Moines TCE Polk Groundwater and soil contamination by VOCs (including PCE, TCE and vinyl chloride), pesticides and herbicides from former industrial operations and waste disposal practices.[9][10] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
09/21/1998
IAD980685804 E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company, Inc. (County Road X23) Lee Groundwater and soil were contaminated by cadmium, lead, other heavy metals, and VOCs from former paint waste disposal. Livestock and approximately 1,200 people within three miles of the site depend on private wells for drinking water.[11][12] 06/24/1988 08/30/1990
09/29/1993
09/25/1995
IAD005279039 Electro-Coatings Inc. Linn Groundwater contamination by hexavalent chromium, with elevated levels of cadmium, nickel and other heavy metals. Groundwater VOC contamination attributed to neighboring industry. Groundwater contamination has not been detected in municipal drinking water wells.[13][14] 06/24/1988 10/04/1989
09/14/2000
IAD981124167 Fairfield Coal Gasification Plant Jefferson Groundwater contamination by PAHs (including anthracene and pyrene), VOCs (including benzene, toluene, and xylene), lead, mercury and cyanides.[15][16] 06/24/1988 08/30/1990
08/24/1995
IAD022193577 Farmers' Mutual Cooperative Sioux Three city wells were closed because of groundwater contamination. Site groundwater was contaminated by several pesticides and carbon tetrachloride. Soil contamination by pesticides is not at levels that are a concern to health.[17][18] 06/24/1988 08/30/1990
08/12/1998
11/13/2001
IA7213820445 Iowa Army Ammunition Plant Des Moines Surface water and groundwater contamination by explosives from munitions processing. Creek sediment contamination by explosives and lead.[19][20] 07/14/1989 08/30/1990
IAD005291182 John Deere (Ottumwa Works Landfill) Wapello Low-level contamination of soil and sediments by heavy metals and methylene chloride from former disposal activities. Low-level heavy metal contamination of surface water.[21] 06/24/1988 02/21/1990
08/28/1992
01/22/2001
IAD980631063 Labounty Site Floyd VOCs and arsenic leached into a groundwater aquifer that is used for drinking water supplies.[22] 12/30/1982 09/08/1983
12/30/1988
01/06/1993
IAD000606038 Lawrence Todtz Farm Clinton Groundwater contamination by arsenic, barium, lead, other heavy metals, sodium, tetrahydrofuran, benzene, toluene and other VOCs from former waste disposal activities. Nearby wildlife and surface water may have been threatened by contamination.[23] 09/18/1985 06/10/1986
09/11/1991
IAD005288634 Lehigh Portland Cement Co. Cerro Gordo Ground water on site became contaminated with heavy metals including arsenic, as well as elevated pH levels.[24] 06/24/1988 08/30/1990
06/30/1993
IAD980969190 Mason City Coal Gasification Plant Cerro Gordo Soil, on-site waste, bedrock and groundwater contamination by PAHs. Creek sediments are also contaminated.[25] 01/19/1994 12/16/1994
04/28/2008
IAD085824688 Mid-America Tanning Company Woodbury Soil, impounded sludges and surface water was contaminated with heavy metals, including chromium. Sludges contain elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide.[26] 06/24/1988 03/31/1989
09/12/2000
09/24/2004
IAD069625655 Midwest Manufacturing/North Farm Jasper Groundwater contamination by VOCs such as vinyl chloride, TCE and DCE, cadmium and zinc from former electroplating operations. Site soils contain elevated levels of heavy metals.[27] 09/18/1985 06/10/1986
02/18/1997
IAD980852461 Northwestern States Portland Cement Co. Cerro Gordo Groundwater had elevated pH and was contaminated by sulfates and sodium from former waste disposal practices, though drinking water wells were not affected. Sediments, soil and surface water had high pH considered caustic.[28] 06/24/1988 08/30/1990
12/23/1993
08/31/1995
IAD980852578 Peoples Natural Gas Company Dubuque Groundwater and soil contamination by VOCs, phenols, PAHs, and inorganic compounds from process waste. Nearby wetlands and fish and wildlife refuge may be threatened by runoff.[29] 06/24/1988 08/30/1990
09/28/2000
IA0001610963 Railroad Avenue Ground Water Contamination Site Polk Groundwater contamination by TCE, DCE and vinyl chloride. Several municipal water supply wells were contaminated and taken off-line but have now been returned to service after clean-up activities.[30] 09/13/2001 09/05/2002
08/17/2007
IAD980632509 Red Oak City Landfill Montgomery Soil, groundwater and surface water contaminated by low concentrations of VOCs, including toluene and xylene, and heavy metals, including chromium, lead and barium from former landfilling practices. Nearby sediments contain toluene. Permeable soil makes groundwater contamination more likely.[31] 06/10/1986 03/31/1989
06/21/2001
09/26/2005
IAD980630560 Shaw Avenue Dump Floyd Groundwater, soil and the Cedar River are contaminated by arsenic from disposal of arsenic-contaminated pharmaceutical manufacturing waste and sludge from a water treatment plant that received liquid waste from the same site.[32] 09/18/1985 07/22/1987
03/30/2001
IAD980630750 Sheller-Globe Corp. Disposal Lee Waste material was formerly periodically burnt and the ash, which was contaminated with metals, was scattered over the site.[33] 05/05/1989 08/30/1990
09/15/2000
09/24/2001
IAD980630487 Vogel Paint and Wax Company Sioux Soil contamination by VOCs and heavy metals including chromium and lead from former waste disposal practices. Groundwater contamination by VOCs, including benzene, ethyl benzene, ethyl methyl ketone, toluene and xylene, and metals. [34] 10/15/1984 06/10/1986
08/19/1994
IAD984566356 Waterloo Coal Gasification Plant Black Hawk Soil and groundwater contamination by PAHs, benzene, ethylbenzene, toluene and xylene. There is a risk of impact on wetlands and wildlife.[35][36] 10/14/1992
IAD065210734 White Farm Equipment Co. Dump Floyd Groundwater contamination by VOCs and heavy metals, including arsenic, chromium, copper, lead, nickel and zinc from former waste disposal practices. Sediments, soil and surface water also contain heavy metals. Local wetlands may have been at risk.[37] 06/24/1988 08/30/1990
09/08/1995
10/30/2000

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References[edit]

  1. ^ P.L. 96-510, 42 U.S.C. §§ 96019675), December 11, 1980.
  2. ^ a b c "National Priorities List". United States Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  3. ^ "Final NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Construction Completions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  5. ^ "Partial deletions at NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  6. ^ "Deleted NPL sites". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Aidex Corporation". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  8. ^ "Aidex Corporation Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  9. ^ "Des Moines TCE". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  10. ^ "Des Moines TCE Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  11. ^ "E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company, Inc.". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  12. ^ "E.I. Dupont De Nemours & Company, Inc. (County Road X23) Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  13. ^ "Electro-Coatings Inc.". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  14. ^ "Electro-Coatings Inc. Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  15. ^ "Fairfield Coal Gasification Plant". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  16. ^ "Fairfield Coal Gasification Plant Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  17. ^ "Farmers' Mutual Cooperative". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  18. ^ "Farmers' Mutual Cooperative Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  19. ^ "Iowa Army Ammunition Plant". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  20. ^ "Iowa Army Ammunition Plant Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 24, 2010. 
  21. ^ "John Deere (Ottumwa Works Landfill)". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  22. ^ "Labounty Site". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  23. ^ "Lawrence Todtz Farm". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  24. ^ "Lehigh Portland Cement Co.". EPA. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  25. ^ "Mason City Coal Gasification Plant". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  26. ^ "Mid-America Tanning Company". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  27. ^ "idwest Manufacturing/North Farm". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  28. ^ "Northwestern States Portland Cement Co.". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  29. ^ "Peoples Natural Gas Company". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  30. ^ "Railroad Avenue Ground Water Contamination Site". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  31. ^ "Red Oak City Landfill". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  32. ^ "Shaw Avenue Dump". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  33. ^ "Sheller-Globe Corp. Disposal". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  34. ^ "Vogel Paint and Wax Company". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  35. ^ "Waterloo Coal Gasification Plant". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 
  36. ^ "Waterloo Coal Gasification Plant Superfund site progress profile". EPA. Retrieved April 23, 2010. 
  37. ^ "White Farm Equipment Co. Dump". EPA. Retrieved 2010-05-02. 

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