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Superfund Site Report: DEVIL'S SWAMP LAKE
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    The Devil's Swamp Lake site is located near Scotlandville, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, about ten miles north of Baton Rouge, and is bordered by the northern portions of Bayou Baton Rouge to the north, U.S. Highway 61 - (Scenic Highway), the Ewell farm, the former locations of Rollins Environmental Services (LA), Inc., and the Baton Rouge barge harbor to the east, and the Mississippi River to the south and west. This site is being proposed to the NPL based on a release of PCBs to fisheries and wetlands located on the site. Prior to the 1950's, the Devil's Lake area consisted of agricultural farms, pasture land, and timber land. Numerous industrial facilities were constructed around the area in the 1960's through the 1970's. Rollins Environmental Services operated a RCRA commercial hazardous waste disposal facility that began receiving waste in 1971. Throughout the 1970's approximately 108 solid waste management units were active on the original 202 acre site. Noncombustible and nonrecoverable wastes were incinerated, stabilized, and/or landfilled at the site. The Rollins facility was also permitted under the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), allowing Rollins to discharge treated wastewater and storm water through two outfalls. Historically, both outfalls discharged effluent into the Rollins outfall ditch.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    AROCLOR 1242 X   
    AROCLOR 1248 X   
    AROCLOR 1254 X   
    AROCLOR 1260 X   
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for DEVIL'S SWAMP LAKE:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:

    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., LOUISIANA, or in EAST BATON ROUGE 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
    EPA ID: LAD981155872
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Proposed Listing on the NPL: March 08, 2004
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown
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