Raleigh Street Dump

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Dr. Michel Gielazyn (left) with Raghu Chatrathi (middle) Director of Environmental Remediation, Engineering and Advance Technologies (CSX/ALI), and Michael Taylor, EPA Region 4 Remedial Project Manager (right). Restored marsh is in the background.

EPA Reuse Award Recognizes Clean-up, Restoration, and NOAA’s Contribution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4 presented the Excellence in Site Re-Use Award to CSX Transportation (CSX), and their subsidiary Atlantic Land & Improvement (ALI), in recognition of their commitment and dedication for remediating the Raleigh Street Dump Superfund Site in Tampa, FL. CSX/ALI received this honor, because of the work they accomplished as a part of the required site cleanup.  This included the restoration of the site property to natural ecological conditions that supports re-establishment of the native habitat.

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Restored wetland at the Raleigh Street Dump site.

Raleigh Street Dump

Hazardous Waste Site | Tampa, FL | 1977 to present

 

What Happened?

From 1977 until 1991, local manufacturing companies disposed of battery casings, furnace slag, and construction debris at this illegal dumpsite in Tampa, Florida. Lead, arsenic, and other toxic substances from the improperly handled waste contaminated soils, groundwater, and wetlands at the site.