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Mississippi NPL Sites

Eco-USA: NPL Sites: Mississippi

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American Creosote Works, Inc.

Location: Louisville, Winston County

Narrative: A wood treating facility that pressure-treated wood products with creosote oil and coal tar solutions from 1912 to 1997. For much of that time, the facility discharged waste into three ponds on the property.

Contaminants: PAHs

Chemfax, Inc.

Location: Gulfport, Harrison County

Narrative: Beginning in 1955, the facility produced synthetic hydrocarbon resins and waxes from petroleum products. Operations impacted soil and groundwater beneath the facility property.

Contaminants: Benzene · Ethylbenzene · PAHs · Toluene · Xylenes

Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp – Columbus

Location: Columbus, Lowndes County

Narrative: Kerr-McGee Chemical and its successor, Tronox Incorporated (Tronox), operated this facility from 1928 to 2003. It made pressure-treated wooden cross ties, switch ties and timbers. These activities impacted soil and groundwater.

Contaminants: Creosote · Pentachlorophenol

Mississippi Phosphates Corporation

Location: Pascagoula, Jackson County

Contaminants: Acidic nutrient-laden wastewater

Picayune Wood Treating

Location: Picayune, Pearl River County

Contaminants: Benzo(a)pyrene · Dibenzofuran · Dioxins · Pentachlorophenol

Rockwell International Wheel and Trim

Location: Grenada, Grenada County

Contaminants: Hexavalent Chromium · Toluene · Trichloroethene

Sonford Products

Location: Flowood, Rankin County

Contaminants: Dioxins · Metals · Pentachlorophenol · Pesticides

Southeastern Wood Preserving

Location: Canton, Madison County

Contaminants: Creosote

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Davis Timber Company

Location: Hattiesburg, Lamar County

Narrative: A wood-preserving facility that discharged wastewater into an on-site storage pond, contaminating soil and sediment.

Contaminants: Dioxins · Pentachlorophenol

Deleted: 2018

Flowood Site

Location: Flowood, Rankin County

Contaminants: Lead

Deleted: 1996

Newsom Brothers/Old Reichhold Chemicals

Location: Columbia, Marion County

Contaminants: Benzene · Ethylbenzene · PAHs · Pentachlorophenol · Xylenes

Deleted: 1992

Red Panther Chemical Company

Location: Clarksdale, Coahoma County

Contaminants: Hexachlorocyclohexane · Toxaphene

Deleted: 2020

Walcotte Chemical Co. Warehouses

Location: Greenville, Washington County

Contaminants: Formic acid · Pesticides · VOCs

Deleted: 1982