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Waste Site Cleanup State Funded PFAS Sampling Efforts

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) Waste Cleanup Program conducted a statewide survey of twenty-seven (27) waste cleanup sites that are undergoing state funded cleanup.  The purpose of this survey was to gather information regarding whether Per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) could be a contaminant of concern at these facilities.  These facilities range from former landfills, metal plating facilities, chemical manufactures, electroplaters, and users of various solvents. 

The most common and well-studied PFAS are Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and Perfluorooctane sulfonic acid (PFOS).  PFOA and PFOS are man-made chemicals that do not occur naturally in the environment.  They have been used in a variety of commercial products since the 1940s, including stain and water repellents used in textile manufacturing and fire suppression foams. 

DEP has calculated provisional Groundwater (GCTLs) for PFOA and PFOS.  The calculations were completed in accordance with Chapter 62-777, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), equations and methodology.  The provisional GCTLs for PFOA and PFOS concentrations are 70 nanograms per liter (ng/l), and 70 ng/l for the sum of PFOA and PFOS concentrations. 

The below figure shows the location of the twenty-seven (27) State funded sites that were sampled or will be sampled and the initial sampling results. 

Map of State Funded Site PFAS Efforts in Florida(Click image for current full-sized map)

Where contamination has been identified above the DEP provisional GCTL, DEP has coordinated with the Florida Department of Health to determine if there are nearby water supply wells and conduct sampling of water drinking wells, where necessary, to ensure protection of human health.  The Waste Cleanup Program continues to assess the State funded cleanup sites that had contamination above the provisional GCTLs to determine the probable source of contamination, evaluate the environmental impacts, and develop cleanup plans to reduce the potential risk of exposure to human health and the environment. 

DEP is committed to providing timely information to the public regarding these efforts. This web page will be dedicated to making this information readily available and accessible to the public.  

To review additional information on these sites, please search the DEP Nexus Information Portal using the ERIC ID number provided below.

PFAS Sampling at State Funded Cleanup Sites
1 Lee Brothers Holsberry C&D Landfill ERIC_3970 Landfill/Dump Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
2 Omni-Vest Landfill ERIC_3823 Landfill/Dump Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
3 Saufley Construction & Demolition (C & D) Facility ERIC_3967 Landfill/Dump Assessment
4 Beggs Lane/F D C Holdings ERIC_3956 Landfill/Dump Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
5 West Florida Scrap Metal - Former ERIC_3942 Landfill/Dump Assessment
6 Eagle-Picher Industries Facility ERIC_3951 Chemical Manufacturer/Processor Assessment
7 960 North Market Street Inc  ERIC_3953 Steel/Metal/Electrical Processor Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
8 Washac Industries ERIC_3891 Steel/Metal/Electrical Processor Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
9 Technitronics ERIC_3974 Industrial Solvents Manufacturing Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
10 Pharmco Laboratories ERIC_3920 Chemical Manufacturer/Processor Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
11 Skippers ERIC_3864 Electroplater Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
12 Satellite Archery ERIC_3961 Chemical Manufacturer/Processor Assessment
13 118th Avenue Landfill ERIC_3965 Landfill/Dump Assessment
14 Reliable Circuits ERIC_3824 Industrial Solvent Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
15 Kenbar Plating ERIC_3859 Electroplater Assessment
16 Florida/Superior Plating ERIC_3966 Electroplater Assessment
17 Palm River Road VOC Plume ERIC_3952 Industrial Solvent Disposal Assessment
18 Revivation & Gulf Coast Metal Finishing Inc ERIC_3941 Metal Finishing Assessment
19 Musselman Steel Corp ERIC_3898 Steel/Metal/Electrical Processor Assessment
20 Lakeland Tanning Site ERIC_3895 Industrial Solvents Manufacturing Assessment
21 Tortuga, Inc./Nations Bank/BE Bradenton Site ERIC_3972 Industrial Solvent/Electrical Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
22 Spindrift-Whogas Inc ERIC_3945 Electroplater Quarterly Sampling
23 Upsilon Davis ERIC_3877 Electroplater Assessment
24 Silvex ERIC_3825 Industrial Solvents Manufacturing Assessment
25 Butler Plaza ERIC_3827 Industrial Solvents Manufacturing Assessment
26 Turbo Power, Inc. ERIC_3960 Industrial Solvent Disposal Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment
27 Jackson Atomics ERIC_3925 Industrial Solvents Manufacturing Sampling Complete, No Further Assessment

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Last Modified:
July 12, 2021 - 11:20am

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