Stage of Clean-up: Remedial Assessment Not Begun
Conditions at Proposal (September 5, 2002): The Pesticide Warehouse III (PWIII) site is an active facility located at Road No. 670, kilometer (km) 3.7, in a rural/residential area of Manati, Puerto Rico. The site is approximately 2 acres in size and consists of a main warehouse, a smaller warehouse, and a small shed which contains an on-site well. The PWIII site is bounded to the south by Road No. 670, to the west and north by fields, and to the east by a church and a retirement home. The Puerto Rico Land Authority (PRLA) owned and operated the site from 1954 to 1996. Site operations during this period included the preparation of pesticides/insecticides, herbicides, and fertilizers. The site is currently privately owned and operated. In 1996-1997, EPA conducted a Site Inspection (SI) investigation which consisted of an on-site reconnaissance and a subsequent sampling site inspection. During the reconnaissance, the following were noted to be stored in bags within the main warehouse: magnesium sulfate, Ochoa fertilizer, sulfate of potash, zinc sulfate, ferrous sulfate, urea, MoCap 10G, Karmex DF, Baylethon, Hyvar X, Nemacor 3, and Solobar. Spilled materials were noted throughout the warehouse. In addition, stained soils were noted throughout the site. Surface drainage was observed to be toward the west, where it entered a drainage ditch. More...