Kerr-McGee Chemical Corporation Superfund Site is located at 1611 Talleyrand Avenue Jacksonville, Florida (site) along the western bank of the St. Johns River in Duval County, Florida, in Township 02S, Range 27E, Section 08, at 30° 20ʹ 35.3455ʺ N, 81° 37ʹ 31.8818ʺ W. The site occupies approximately 31 acres, and is located within an industrialized area of the City of Jacksonville. It is bordered to the north by the Port of Jacksonville (JAXPORT) marine terminal and to the south by undeveloped property owned by CSX Transportation Corporation (CSXT), to the east by the St. Johns River, and to the west by Talleyrand Avenue. Residential and commercial properties are also located near the site.

The property was used for the manufacturing of various fertilizers and pesticides/herbicides for 85 years. The first recorded owner of the property was Wilson and Toomer Company, a manufacturer of fertilizers (1893). Pesticide formulation operations were added in
the 1950s. In the late 1950s, the property was sold to Plymouth Cordage which operated the facility until it was sold to the Emhart Corporation in 1965. Emhart sold the plant to Kerr-McGee in 1970, and Kerr-McGee continued the manufacturing and formulation operations until 1978.

Numerous chemicals were used or produced in the manufacturing process, including organochlorine pesticides (pesticides), metals, sulfuric acid, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which contaminated on- and off-property soil and groundwater, as well as sediment and surface water in the St. Johns River and Deer Creek. J5 performed a utility locate in compliance with Florida Statutes Chapter 556; removed all trees, stumps, and vegetation on the Multistate Trust Property interfering with the removal of the existing fence and installation of the new fence along Talleyrand Ave in accordance with the City of Jacksonville tree removal permit accordance with all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local statutes, laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, permits, governmental approvals or legal requirements, including, but not limited to, all applicable federal, tribal, state, and local health, safety, and environmental laws, codes, rules and regulations; removed and disposed of off-SOW Property all existing fence along Talleyrand (approximately 1,050 linear feet) ;(3) installed1,100 linear feet of new 8-foot high, 9-gauge commercial chain.

Overview 

Client: Greenfield Environmental Multistate Trust

Location: Former Kerr-McGee/Tronox Site in the City of Jacksonville, County of Duval and State of Florida

Time Period: 2018

Type: Field Services

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