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Superfund Site Report: AGRICULTURE STREET LANDFILL
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at Proposal (August 23, 1994): The Agriculture S treet Landfill site is located in New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Lo uisiana, approximately 3 miles south of Lake Pontchartrain. The site is bounded on the north by Higgins Boulevard, on the east by Piety Street, on the south by Florida Avenue, and on the west by Almonaster Avenue. The Agriculture Street Landfill site was used as a municipal landfill as early as 1910. There is little information availabl e regarding what was deposited in the landfill during this time p eriod. Review of available file material suggests that the landf ill received both solid and liquid wastes. This practice continu ed until 1950, when the advent of incinerators for ultimate dispo sal of these wastes was instituted. After the commissioning of the Florida Street Incineration Facility, combustible waste was in cinerated and the ashes were disposed in the landfill. In approx imately 1958, the operation at the landfill was interrupted; in 1 965, the landfill reopened after Hurricane Betsy hit the City of New Orleans. Debris from destroyed buildings and furnishings wer e reportedly deposited at a rate of up to 300 truck loads per day . The debris was burned in the open dump; the area was covered w ith ashes from the city incinerators and compacted with bulldozer s. Residential and commercial development of the area began in the mid-1970s and continued until 1987.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ARSENIC   X 
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS)   X 
    BENZO(A)PYRENE   X 
    BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE   X 
    LEAD   X 
    MERCURY   X 


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for AGRICULTURE STREET LANDFILL:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

    Overall site:
    Soil exposure:


    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., LOUISIANA, or in ORLEANS Parish by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: AGRICULTURE STREET LANDFILL
    EPA ID: LAD981056997
    Address: 4100 TOURO STREET
    NEW ORLEANS, LA 70122
    Other Names: MOTEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: December 16, 1994
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the AGRICULTURE STREET LANDFILL Superfund site.
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