Florida Manufactured Gas Plant Assessment and Remediation Status by owm23003

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									        STATE OF FLORIDA
     MANUFACTURED GAS PLANT
      AKA: COAL GASIFICATION PLANT
ASSESSMENT AND REMEDIATION STATUS




                  Prepared By:
   Florida Department of Environmental Protection
            Division of Waste Management
              Bureau of Waste Clean-up
       Program and Technical Support Section
                    CERCLA Group


              A. James McCarthy Jr., P.G
               Professional Geologist I
                    May 19, 2009
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                                                     Introduction




                                                 Raphael Ellender
                                                     (1906-1972)
                                                   "The Gas Works"




In September 1985, the FDEP Site Screening Superfund subsection (CERCLA Group) was tasked by then Bureau Chief
Bill Buzick to identify and conduct Preliminary Assessments (PA’s) at Florida’s known (and unknown) manufactured gas
plant (MGP) sites. These plants have also been referred to as “coal gas” or “coal gasification plants”. This request was
spurred by the discovery of coal tar contamination at the People’s Gas facility in North Miami Beach. Through a heating
process, MPGs used coal (or coke); steam and a gasification agent (naphtha, Bunker C fuel oil, diesel fuel No. 6) to
produce a combustible gas (hydrogen & carbon monoxide) for City street gas lights, home lighting and stoves. These
plants were often municipally owned. However, they were often franchised out to private utilities. These plants operated in



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Florida from the late 1880’s to the late 1950’s. Most MGP operations ceased in Florida by 1959 with the completion of the
natural gas transmission lines. Waste products from MGP operations included tars, aqueous ammoniacal liquors, cyanide
(“Prussian blue”) and heavy metals. Coal tar contains a number of volatile organic compounds (benzene, ethyl benzene,
toluene & xylene) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) [i.e. benzo [a] pyrene]. Housekeeping practices at the
MGPs were very sloppy. Tar and other waste products were often discharged directly to the ground and/or into nearby
streams. Many of the storage tanks (tar water separators, pits, and Gasometers) were prone to leaking. As a result, soil
and groundwater contamination was fairly common at the MGPs.

Through the use of the EPA’s Radian Corp. 1984 Report on Survey of Tar Disposal, Locations of Town Gas Producers,
Brown’s Directories of American Gas Companies (1887-1944), Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, library research and just
plain detective work, the FDER/FDEP CERCLA Group initially identified 24 locations of Florida MGPs. The list ultimately
grew to 27 sites. However, two of the suspected MGP sites turned out to be a transfer station (Deland Gas Systems) and
the other produced only Hasche gas (Deland Hasche Gas Plant) with no detected MGP impacts. Five of the MGP sites
are currently under EPA Region 4 lead as Superfund Alternative Sites (i.e. West Florida Natural Gas, Cascade Park
Gasification Plant, Orlando Gasification Plant, Sanford Gasification Plant & St. Augustine Gas Plant). The first list of
Florida MGP locations and status was generated in January 1990. This list included the location, owner and status of
assessment and remediation. This list was subsequently updated in October 1990, September 2003, and February 2004.
Information from this list was derived from FDEP’s District offices, EPA Region 4 and the EPA Superfund Information
Systems and Superfund NPL/ Superfund Alternative site websites
http://www.epa.gov/region4/waste/npl/index.htm
http://cfpub.epa.gov/supercpad/cursites/srchsites.cfm



                                                                                 ________________________________
                                                                                                    Jim McCarthy, PG 1
                                                                               FDEP Program and Tech. Support Section
                                                                                              Bureau of Waste Cleanup
                                                                                        Division of Waste Management
                                                                                                         May 19, 2009




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                                                 MGP References

Villaume, J, Lowe, P., Unites, D. 1983. Proceedings of the Third National Symposium on Aquifer Restoration and
Groundwater Monitoring - Recovery of Coal Gasification Wastes: An Innovative Approach.

Harkins, S., et al. February 1988. U.S. Production of Manufactured Gases: Assessment of Past Disposal Practices.
EPA/600/2-88/012. Research Triangle Institute.

Environmental Research & Technology, Inc. and Koppers Co., Inc. September 1984. Handbook on Manufactured Gas
Plant Sites.

Gas Research Institute. October 1987. Management of Manufactured Gas Plant Sites Volume 1: Wastes and Chemicals
of Interest. GRI-87/0260.1

Hatheway, Allen. 2002. “Geoenvironmental protocol for site and waste characterization of former manufactured gas
plants; worldwide remediation challenge in semi-volatile organic wastes”. Elsevier Science B.V Engineering Geology 64
(2002) pp317-338. www.elsevier.com/locate/enggeo

Buzick, B. to District Mangers. September 6, 1985. FDER interoffice memorandum Re: Former Gas Manufacturing
Facilities.

Dr. A.W. Hatheway’s Former Manufactured Gas Plant web site.
http://www.hatheway.net/

Brown’s Directories of American Gas Companies Gas Statistics, Florida. 1887 to 1944, 1950 & 1960. (various publishers).

Sanborn® Fire Insurance Maps 1867 to 1970. Major Florida Cities




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     Plant (City)         Gas      Preliminary     Site Inspection                           Comments
                         Type    Assessment and                                         Re: EPA and State
   (FDEP District)                Reassessment                                             Enforcement
                         Media
                        Impact

1.Gainesville           C,W,CW   PA completed by   Desk-top SSI       Other Cleanup Activity: State Lead Cleanup. Portion of
Gasification aka:                FDER 12/87. PAR   completed 4/90     site is Sprout Pilot Brownfield project. Conditional
Pooles Roofing Co.               completed 9/89.   w/ PRP data. ESI   approval of contamination assessment. RAP approved,
710 S.E. 2nd Street              SSI recommended   completed by       Phase I (combined state funded petroleum and PRP
(FDEP Northeast)        Yes,                       FDEP 12/99.        removal and gw planned late 2009. Phase II, PRP
                        GW,SL,                     Further action     removal and groundwater planned late 2009-early 2010.
                        Sed                        rec.
2. Peoples Gas          C,W,CW   PA compl.         SSI completed by   Other Cleanup Activity, State lead is FDEP-Northeast
(Jacksonville)                   10/85. PA not     EPA in 6/86.       district. Two PRP funded IRAs (soil removal)
Aka: Florida Gas Site            found in FDEP     Site               conducted. Further assessment req. Additional
1580 West Beaver        Yes      files.            Reassessment       Assessment shows offsite gw impacts. PRP has filed for
Street                                             compl.by EPA       bankruptcy, suspended work on site. Recommend EPA
(FDEP Northeast)                                   7/01               evaluate for EPA lead.
3. Key West             O,W,CW   PA comp. by       Desk-top SI        Site Archived by EPA 10/93.
Gasification Plt                 FDER 9/90. SSI    compl. by FDEP     State lead is FDEP-South district. PCAR completed
Aka: Suburban Propane            recommended       10/93. NFRAP       2/93. Soil contamination confirmed. Underlying Miami
726 Catherine St.       Yes                        recommendation.    Oolite limestone likely impacted. NAPL discovered.
(FDEP South)            GW,SL                                         Coal tar diesel fuel wastes detected. No known source
                                                                      removal. Suburban Propane current owner. No viable
                                                                      PRP. No source removal. PRP search by FDEP in early
                                                                      2000’s did not yield a viable PRP associated with MGP
                                                                      operations.




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     Plant (City)          Gas       Preliminary    Site Inspection                           Comments
                          Type     Assessment and                                        Re: EPA and State
   (FDEP District)                  Reassessment                                            Enforcement
                          Media
                         Impact

4. Orlando               C,W,CW    PA compl. by     SSI compl. By      EPA Lead. Superfund Alt.Site. Non-NPL PRP search
Gasification Plant 600             FDER 7/89. SSI   EPA 2/91. ESI      completed 6/01. AOC signed in 2002. RI/FS neg. started
West Robinson St.                  recommended      compl. 5/96.       6/03. Phase 1 RI soil and GW sampling complete 9/04.
(both sides of Street)                                                 Ph.II RI Work plan submitted to EPA 11/05. Ph.II RI
(FDEP Central)           Yes                                           Addendum work plan submitted 5/06 to delineate coal
                         GW,SL                                         tar contamination in Floridan aquifer. Drainage wells
                         DW                                            may have provided open conduit to Floridan aquifer.
                                                                       Phase II RI fieldwork completed 1/08. Draft RI report,
                                                                       RA report and Remedial Alternative Tech memo submitted
                                                                       to EPA in 9/08 for review. Joe Alfano EPA RPM
                                                                       alfano.joe@epa.gov

5. Palatka Gas Works     C,W       PA comp. by      SI compl. by EPA   Completed initial Contamination Assessment phase.
512A Main Street                   FDER 2/88. SSI   3/91. NFRAP.       Remediation remedy-Natural attenuation and GW
(FDEP Northeast)         Minor     recommended      Site archived by   monitoring. However, Further assessment needed.
                         impact                     EPA 6/94           Completed Contamination Assessment. Large scale soil
                                                                       removal and gw conducted in 2004. Groundwater RAP
                                                                       under development (Pilot Test Phase)
6. Riverfront Park       C,W       PA comp. by      SI compl. by EPA   Site Archived by EPA 8/90. State Lead. Assessment and
Gasification (Palatka)             FDER 1/88. SSI   10/89. NFRAP.      remediation (soil excavation) complete. enforcement
Aka: Palatka Gas Light             recommended                         closed
& Fuel Co.
Inter. of River and
South 3rd Sts.           Minor
(FDEP Northeast)         impacts




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     Plant (City)          Gas       Preliminary    Site Inspection                           Comments
                          Type     Assessment and                                        Re: EPA and State
   (FDEP District)                  Reassessment                                            Enforcement
                          Media
                         Impact

7. Sanford               W,CW     PA completed by   SI compl. by       EPA lead. Superfund Alternative Site. PRP funded.
Gasification Plant                FDER 4/90. SSI    FDER 1/92. ESI     Special Notice Letters sent to FPUC, Florida Power
Aka: Florida Public               recommended       compl. by          Corp., FP & L, Atlanta Gas Light Co. & City of Sanford
Utilities                Yes                        FDEP/EPA 6/97.     (Sanford Group). HRS package completed 8/97. AOC for
830 West 6th Street      GW,SL,                     MGP impacts to     RI/FS signed 4/98. FS for OU 1 (soils) & OU 2 (GW)
(both sides of Street)   Sed                        Cloud Branch and   completed 1/00 & 2/00. EPA ROD for OU1 & OU 2
(FDEP Central)                                      Lake Monroe        completed 7/00 & 6/01. OU 1 soil (excavate w/ thermal
                                                                       treat). OU 2 GW (NAM-10 years). DSAP fieldwork
                                                                       completed 6/02 with DSAR in 12/02. Additional soil
                                                                       contamination (4X original) found. OU 1 ROD (AROD)
                                                                       amended 9/06. OU 3 (Cloud Branch Sediments) Eco. Risk
                                                                       completed. ROD amendment for OU 3 completed 9/06.
                                                                       Consent Decree 1/09. In situ solidification (OU 1) is
                                                                       now the remedial strategy for site. Pilot testing for
                                                                       the approved remedial strategy to commence over summer
                                                                       2009. RA activities scheduled for Fall 2009. Julie
                                                                       Santiago is the EPA RPM santiago-ocasio.carmen@epa.gov
8. St. Augustine         W,CW     PA completed by   SI compl. by EPA   EPA lead. Superfund Alternative site. AOC signed
Gasification                      FDER 3/88. SSI    1/92. ESI comp.    between COSA, Atlanta Gas and EPA for EE/CA in 9/98.
Aka: St. Augustine Gas            recommended       4/97. Some MGP     Final EE/CA report 4/00. Excavation of contaminated
Co.                      Yes                        impacts to         soil & sediments approved by EPA 9/00. AOC signed
Aka:St, Augustine Gas    GW,SL,                     Tolomato River     between COSA, Atlanta Gas and EPA for Remedial action
Service                  Sed                        and adjacent       in 3/01. Contamination. Assessment complete. Removed
98 Riberia St.                                      wetlands           approx. 70,000 yd3 of contaminated SL by 1/02. NAM for
(FDEP Northeast)                                                       VOCs started for GW in 2003. Work plan for Marina
                                                                       developed sent to EPA and NOAA. Work plan deals with
                                                                       handling of contaminated Sed. Work plan and HASP
                                                                       approved 11/06. Dredging Marina excavation in 2007.
                                                                       99% of source contamination removed. Will have marina,
                                                                       hotel and condominiums when complete. Shea Jones is
                                                                       the EPA RPM jones.shea@epa.gov




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     Plant (City)           Gas     Preliminary     Site Inspection                           Comments
                           Type   Assessment and                                         Re: EPA and State
   (FDEP District)                 Reassessment                                             Enforcement
                        Media
                       Impact

9. Pensacola           W          PA completed      Desk-top SI        Other Cleanup Activity, State lead cleanup through
Gasification Plant                6/90 by FDER.     completed by       FDEP Northwest district. Assessment complete. No soil
Inter. Cervantes                  SSI recommended   FDER 3/93 using    removal. Monitoring only and natural attenuation
Street & I-110         Yes                          PRP data. ESI      ongoing. May request conditional closure.
overpass.              GW,SL                        completed by EPA
(FDEP Northwest)                                    12/99. Deferred
                                                    to State

10. Cascade Park       C,W        PA completed by   SSI completed by   EPA lead. Superfund Alternative site. AOC for EE/CA
Gasification                      FDER 12/87. SSI   FDER 10/88.        between COT & EPA signed 11/98. EE/CA completed 2/02.
(Tallahassee MGP)                 recommended       Listing Site       Human Health RA complete. 2/02. Ecological RA
SW corner of Gadsden   Yes                          Investigation      completed 2/02. AOC for Removal Action between COT &
and Bloxham Streets    GW,SL,                       recommended.       EPA signed 9/04. Removal Action Work plan 2005. Soil
(FDEP Northwest)       Sed                          ESI compl. by      Removal activities completed in 2006. Approximately
                                                    EPA 6/97           347.59 tons of sediment removed from Cascade Creek and
                                                                       84,551.69 tons of soil removed from shallow and deep
                                                                       excavations. GW NAM ongoing. Site to be made into a
                                                                       large public park w/ trails and retention pond. Scott
                                                                       Miller is the EPA RPM miller.scott@epa.gov
11. West Florida       W,CW       PA compl. by      Desk-top SSI       Superfund Alternative site. EPA lead. People’s Gas and
Natural Gas (Ocala)               EPA 12/87. PAR    compl. by FDER     FDER enter CO in 1988. PRP funded. IRA soil removal
613 NE Osceola Ave.    Yes        compl. by FDER    1/91. ESI compl.   (10,000 tons MGP impacted soils) in 1990. FDEP asks
(Behind 206 N.E. 9th   GW,SL,     6/89. SSI         by EPA 1/00        EPA to take enforcement lead in 6/99. AOC for RI/FS
Street). (FDEP         DW         recommended                          signed between PRP and EPA in 6/01. HRS documentation
Central)                                                               package complete 3/02. RI fieldwork conducted in 2005.
                                                                       RI report approved by EPA in 2/08. Site Assessment
                                                                       complete. Concrete cap installed. Draft Feasibility
                                                                       study and Risk assessment report are being negotiated.
                                                                       ROD should be completed in 9/09. Shea Jones is the EPA
                                                                       RPM jones.shea@epa.gov




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     Plant (City)          Gas       Preliminary    Site Inspection                          Comments
                          Type     Assessment and                                       Re: EPA and State
   (FDEP District)                  Reassessment                                           Enforcement
                          Media
                         Impact

12. Peoples Gas System   W,CW     PA compl. by      SI compl. 10/91   State Lead. Site handled by FDEP SW district. Still
(Tampa)                           EPA 8/87. SSI     NFRAP. EPA        completing contamination assessment, Need to delineate
1200 North 13th Street            recommended       archived site     the vertical extent of GW contamination both on and
(FDEP Southwest)         Yes                        1/96              off-site. May 2003 source removal completed to 6’ bls
                         GW,SL                                        involving removal of tar from around buildings on-
                                                                      site. Still pursuing completing delineation of
                                                                      contamination vertically and laterally.

13. Deland Hasche Gas    N/A      PA completed      SI completed by   Hasche gas process. No MGP contaminants detected.
Plant                             7/97 by FDEP.     FDEP 4/98 NFRAP
401 North Stone Street            SI recommended    Site Archived
(FDEP Central)           None                       by EPA 7/98
14. Deland Gas System    N/A      PA completed      Limited SI        Tank transfer station. No MGP operations. Gas piped
SW corner of S.                   6/91 by FDEP.     completed by      from Sanford Plt
Florida & Beresford               SI recommended    FDEP 9/99 NFRAP
Ave int.
(FDEP Central)           None
15. Peoples Gas/Miami    O,W      PA completed      No SI conducted   Site lead by DERM. Enforcement was pending by DERM.
Rinker site (Miami)               3/90 by FDEP.                       However, petroleum waste detected & referred to State
1600 North Miami         Yes      NFRAP. NO GW                        Petroleum Cleanup program. Currently in State
Avenue                   GW,SL    targets                             Petroleum tanks program. CAR for MGP portion of site
(FDEP Southeast)                                                      submitted to DERM in 10/08. CAR review comments 3/09.
                                                                      CAR addendum due 5/09. RAP due 5/09. Likely co-mingled
                                                                      petroleum and coal tar GW plume. Site Manager at DERM
                                                                      is Steve Durocher phone
                                                                      305/372-6920




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     Plant (City)          Gas       Preliminary    Site Inspection                           Comments
                          Type     Assessment and
   (FDEP District)                  Reassessment
                           Media
                          Impact
16. Daytona Beach        W,CW      PA completed     SI completed by    Site lead by FDEP Central District. Site Assessment
Gasification Plant                 9/90 by FDER.    FDER 10/91 NFRAP   complete. Has performed an IRA soil/source removal,
Int. of Seagrave St.     Yes       SI recommended   Site Archived      are continuing free product removal. Free product
and Bay St.              GW,SL                      by EPA 8/93        recovery wells   installed. Free product removal
(FDEP Central)                                                         ongoing
17. Lakeland                W      PA completed     SI completed by    Other Cleanup Activity, State Lead. Source Removal by
Gasification Plant                 3/90 by FDER.    EPA 11/92. ESI     FP & L in 1997-98. Tar under Kathleen Road. Site
Aka: Peoples Gas                   SI recommended   completed by       Reassessment ongoing by EPA. Little progress
System                                              FDEP 10/98         finalizing the assessment portion of this site.
445 Kathleen Road          Yes                                         Request made to collect a GW from an off site area,
(FDEP Southwest)            GW                                         but this has not occurred. FDOT does not have current
                          (cyn)                                        plans to remove the portion of Kathleen Road where the
                            SL                                         tar is still present, but FDEP doesn't have any way to
                                                                       gain assurance that it won’t be removed in the future.
                                                                       Still working with FDOT on that aspect. SWD files
                                                                       indicate last correspondence from FPL was request for
                                                                       meeting to discuss scope of additional GW & SL
                                                                       sampling. Pump & Treat GW remediation system in place.
                                                                       In 2006 DOT discussed their bypass construction on
                                                                       part of site. SWD not actively managing site.



18. Peoples Gas/          W,CW     PA completed     SI completed by    Source removal. State lead through FDEP SW Dist.- In
Florida Suncoast Dome              11/88 by EPA.    EPA 2/90.          monitoring only stages for GW and SW contamination.
(St. Petersburg)                   SI recommended                      Need to execute deed restriction for contaminated
3rd Avenue South and       Yes                                         soils left in place. Still current as of 3/08.
12th Street South Int.   GW,SL,
(FDEP Southwest)           Sed




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     Plant (City)          Gas      Preliminary     Site Inspection                          Comments
                          Type    Assessment and                                        Re: EPA and State
   (FDEP District)                 Reassessment                                            Enforcement
                          Media
                         Impact

19. Bradenton             W,CW    PA completed      SI completed by   Site Archived by EPA 3/95. State lead through FDEP SW
Gasification Plant                3/90 by FDER.     EPA 8/93          District. Continuing with contamination assessment,
Int. of West 6th Ave.             SI recommended    Integrated        need additional. horizontal delineation for GW and
& West Third Street       Yes                       Assessment        soil contamination. Off-site groundwater sampled and
(FDEP Southwest)         GW,SL                      compl. 3/95.      plan additional work off-site.
                                                    NFRAP by EPA
20. Clearwater            W,CW    PA completed      SI completed by   Site Archived by EPA 7/90. State lead through FDEP SW
Gasification Plant                9/89 by FDER.     EPA 7/90. NFRAP   District. Delineation of vertical and horizontal
400 Myrtle Street                 SI recommended    by EPA.           extent of GW contamination has not been completed.
(FDEP Southwest)                                                      Delineation of soil contamin. not completed. Add.
                          Yes                                         assessment (incl. vertical delineation) required
                         GW,SL                                        before a
                                                                      RAP can be proposed. Executed Consent Order OGC #93-
                                                                      0230. 4/03-Site referred back to FDEP Federal Programs
                                                                      Section for possible CERCLA reevaluation. 8/03 HRS
                                                                      reevaluation conducted using new information. Based on
                                                                      reevaluation, site recommended for further CERCLA
                                                                      evaluation. Jan 2008 – DEP offered agreement to forego
                                                                      additional on-site vertical gw delineation if RP
                                                                      continues to monitor perimeter Floridan wells (CAR
                                                                      will be approved); they agreed with this and can now
                                                                      proceed to RAP stage.

21. Ft. Lauderdale         W      PA completed by   No SI completed   Site Archived by EPA 3/90. Lead through Broward County
Gasification                      FDER 3/90.                          Environmental Program. Some soil removal. Quarterly
Aka: Peoples Gas                  NFRAP                               Monitoring. After Fourth Quarter results, Site given
System Cox Plant                  recommended                         no further action by Broward County in 3/94
398 NW 7th Ave.           Yes
SE corner of NW 4th      GW,SL
Street and NW 7th Ave.
(FDEP Southeast)




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     Plant (City)          Gas      Preliminary    Site Inspection                          Comments
                          Type    Assessment and                                       Re: EPA and State
   (FDEP District)                 Reassessment                                           Enforcement
                          Media
                         Impact

22. Ft. Myers              W      PA completed     SI completed by   Consent Order between City and FDEP. Site lead FDEP
Gasification Plant                11/89 by FDER.   FDER 9/92. Site   South District. Source removal and GW treatment and
2600 Anderson Avenue      Yes     SI recommended   Reassessment      monitoring conducted early 2000’s. Gas
(address is now 2000     GW,SL                     compl.by EPA      Holder/Gasometer removed mid-1990s. Soil excavation
Cranford Avenue)                                   10/02 NFRAP by    removed 10,000 tons of MGP impacted soils. June 2002,
(FDEP South)                                       EPA.              dual-phase vacuum enhanced treatment system commenced
                                                                     operation. 300,000 gallons of water treated thus far.
                                                                     Site designated as a Brownfield and remediating under
                                                                     a BSRA. Portion of site redeveloped with children’s
                                                                     museum (Imaginarium). Groundwater remediation
                                                                     successfully completed in 2004. NFA with
                                                                     Institutional Controls proposed in 2005; Impervious
                                                                     soil cap constructed. Final RAI report due 5/09.OGC
                                                                     currently finalizing Restrictive Covenant for the
                                                                     site. NFA with institutional controls likely soon.
23. Peoples Gas System    W,CW    PA completed     SI completed by   Site Archived by EPA 1/96. CO between FDER, DERM and
Inc.                              8/86. SI         EPA 3/90. NFRAP   PRP. Update by PAW 4/29/09, Extensive soil removal
(North Miami Beach)               recommended      by EPA            over the years. Additional site assessment activities
15779 West Dixie          Yes                                        by PRP, including soil borings and deeper GW
Highway                  GW,SL                                       monitoring and GW elevation from all wells. Meeting
(FDEP Southeast)                                                     held with PRP / DERM / FDEP 12/2008. Additional
                                                                     delineation needed & options to deal with
                                                                     contamination beneath major railroad corridor. Status
                                                                     Report due 6/2009. Remedial Strategy is next step.
                                                                     DERM is co-reviewing project activities with the
                                                                     DEP/SED. Note that Dixie Highway, US 1, was widened.




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     Plant (City)         Gas       Preliminary    Site Inspection                           Comments
                         Type     Assessment and                                        Re: EPA and State
   (FDEP District)                 Reassessment                                            Enforcement
                         Media
                        Impact

24. West Palm Beach       W      PA completed      Desk-top SI        Other Cleanup Activity, Private Party Lead Cleanup.
Gasification Plant               9/89 by FDER.     using PRP data     Consent Order State action under FDEP Southeast
Aka: Florida Public              SI recommended    completed by       District. Update by PAW 4/29/2009, Additional on-going
Utilities                                          FDER 7/91          site assessment activities by PRP, including soil and
209 2nd Street.          Yes                                          gw assessment, F.S. submitted in 11/2006, comments
(FDEP Southeast)        GW,SL                                         sent, revised F.S. prepared, in review and options
                                                                      being considered as of 4/2009.

25. Central Florida       CW     PA completed      Desk-top SI        MGP impacts in Lake Shipp located immediately west of
Gas Co. Gasification             12/89 by FDER .   using PRP data     site. Site Reassessment ongoing by EPA. ESI start
Plant (Winter Haven)             SI recommended    completed by       needed. State action under FDEP SW Dist. Remedial
1705 7th Street, SW                                FDER 9/91          action underway for the on site SL and GW
(FDEP Southwest)          Yes                                         contamination. Delay related to finalizing the
                        GW,SL,                                        assessment of impact to biota in Lake Shipp, and risk
                          Sed                                         assessment is ongoing. An offsite portion of the
                                                                      property scheduled for remediation is held up due to
                                                                      site access issues.
26. Main Street          Unk     PA completed by   SI completed by    Currently, State lead cleanup. However, State has
MGP/Confederate Park             FDEP 4/00. SI     FDEP 3/02. Coal    requested EPA action. City and FDEP NE Dist. neg. CO.
(Jacksonville)                   recommended       tar residuals      for Conferderate Park. Abandoned Hotel now on plant
901 North Main Street    Yes                       found under old    property. Was possible Brownfield site. City completed
(FDEP Northeast)        GW,SL                      hotel and nearby   2nd phase of contamination assessment on Confederate
                                                   Confederate Park   Park. Still in assessment phase for motel portion. No
                                                                      remediation activities to date. Coal tar contamination
                                                                      found in former footprint of Hogan Creek on City owned
                                                                      Confederate Park in 2001 & 2008. Little cooperation
                                                                      with PRPs. State requested EPA evaluate for taking as
                                                                      an EPA site.




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     Plant (City)          Gas      Preliminary     Site Inspection                           Comments
                          Type    Assessment and                                         Re: EPA and State
   (FDEP District)                 Reassessment                                             Enforcement
                          Media
                         Impact

27. Pintsch               Unk     PA completed by   SI work plan       Former rail yard MGP. Part of FDEP SIS West Bay
Compressing Gas Co.               FDEP 11/01. SI    completed by EPA   Creosote study. Initially an EPA Lead. Soil and some
Gas Works                         recommended       contractor.        GW contamination detected during 2008 SI. Due to lack
(Jacksonville)                                      Contract           of receptors and urban setting, EPA issued an NFRAP.
West of Bay Street and                              terminated.        Site referred to NE District.
Myrtle Ave. int.          Yes                       Fieldwork by
(FDEP Northeast)         GW,SL                      joint FDEP/EPA
                                                    SESD 11/08.
                                                    Final SI report
                                                    12/08




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                                 Key to Abbreviations and Acronyms
AOC     =   Administrative Order on Consent (EPA)
BSRA    =   Brownfields Site Rehabilitation Agreement.
C       =   Coal Carbonization
CAR     =   Contamination Assessment Report
CO      =   Consent Order
COSA    =   City of St. Augustine
COT     =   City of Tallahassee
CW      =   Carbureted water gas
Cyn     =   Cyanide
DERM    =   Dade Co. Environmental Resources
DSAP    =   Design Sampling & Analysis Plan
DSAR    =   Design Sampling & Analysis Report
DW      =   Drainage well
EE/CA   =   Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis
ESI     =   Expanded Site Inspection (CERCLA)
FDER    =   Florida Dept. of Environmental Regulation
FDEP    =   Florida Dept. of Environmental Protection
FPUC    =   Florida Public Utilities Corp.
FP&L    =   Florida Power and Light
FS      =   Feasibility Study
GW      =   Groundwater
HASP    =   Health and Safety Plan
HRS     =   Hazard Ranking System
IRA     =   Interim Remedial Action
MGP     =   Manufactured Gas Plant
NAM     =   Natural Attenuation Monitoring
NAPL    =   Non Aqueous Phase Liquid
NFRAP   =   No Further (CERCLA) Remedial Action Planned
NOAA    =   National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
O       =   Oil gas
OU      =   Operable Unit
PA      =   Preliminary Assessment (CERCLA)
PAR     =   Preliminary Assessment Reassessment
PAW     =   Paul A. Wierzbicki FDEP WPB District Office
PRP     =   Potential Responsible Party




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                                           May 19, 2009

             Key to Abbreviations and Acronyms
                          (cont.)
RA       =   Risk Analysis
RAI      =   Request for Additional Information
RAP      =   Remedial Action Plan
RI       =   Remedial Investigation
ROD      =   Record of Decision
RP       =   Responsible party
RPM      =   Remedial Project Manager
Sed      =   Sediment
SI/SSI   =   Site Inspection/Site Investigation (CERCLA)
SIS      =   Site Investigation Section
SL       =   Soil
SED      =   Southeast District
SW       =   Surface Water
SWD      =   Southwest District
Unk      =   Unknown
W        =   Water Gas


Compiled by:
 A. James McCarthy Jr., P.G
 Professional Geologist I
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Bureau of Waste Cleanup
Program & Technical Support Section
Jim.mccarthy@dep.state.fl.us




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                                         May 19, 2009


                                             Florida MGP
                                           Summary Status

     Sites still in       Sites with           Remedial          Natural      Remediation
    Site Assessment    Interim Remedial     Activities on-     Attenuation     Complete3
          Stage        Action completed1        going2       Monitoring On-
                                                                  going
           9                  5                  11                 4             4


1
    The five Interim Remedial Actions (IRAs) were soil excavation and removal.
2
  All remedial efforts for the MGP sites are funded by potential responsible parties (PRP)
through either State Consent Orders or EPA Agreement on Consent Orders.
3
 The four completed Remediation Sites are Riverfront MGP (Palatka), St. Augustine Gas
Plant, Cascade Park Gasification (Tallahassee) & Ft Lauderdale Gasification (Cox Plant).
The Ft Myers Gas Plant site is nearing completion of remediation.


J. McCarthy, PG
FDEP-5/19/09




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                                                       Various Depictions of MGPs




A coal-gas plant serving the Chicago area in 1909. Notice the retort building (smokestacks) and two large support cylinders for gasometers (gas storage units)
                                                     behind it. These facilities typically had rail access.




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