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EPA Petro Processors Fact Sheet (links to external site)

EPA Five-Year Review



January 2022


The Petro-Processors site remediation activities continued to progress towards site closure during the past year.

NPC completed annual long term monitoring activities at the Brooklawn and Scenic Operable Units (OUs). Based on the annual review of performance monitoring data and annual inspection of cover areas, each of the selected remedies for the impacted environmental media was found to be protective of human health and the environment.

Subsurface conditions in the alluvial sediments at the Brooklawn OU continue to be supportive of the anaerobic biodegradation processes necessary to reduce groundwater contaminant concentrations to levels predicted by the groundwater flow and solute transport model upgradient of the point of compliance monitor wells. Enhanced in-situ reductive dechlorination is the approved remedial action at the Scenic OU. Remedial injections of extracted groundwater amended with molasses to 0.3% solution were completed at the source treatment zone to promote and sustain geochemical conditions necessary for enhanced reductive dechlorination. Remedial injections at the distal treatment zone are planned to be performed during 2022.

An interim remedial action (activated carbon treatment of the downgradient plume) was initiated downgradient of the Scenic OU distal treatment zone in 2016 and continued through 2020. Data analysis has shown this interim remedial action to be effective in remediating the transitional plume downgradient of the distal treatment zone. In December 2020 USEPA and LDEQ approved discontinuing the pumping from the four (4) extraction wells and pumping ceased in December 2020.  Beginning in March of 2021, the wells have been sampled quarterly for four quarters.  The Constituents of Concern (COC) were below the remedial standards (MCLs) in three of the wells for four (4) consecutive quarters. Only a single COC was slightly above the MCL for the first three (3) quarters in the fourth well but was below the MCL in that well in the fourth quarter. Sampling of this well will continue until results are below the MCL for four (4) consecutive quarters.

The USEPA completed the fourth Five Year Review of the site and issued its Fourth Five-Year Review Report in 2021. Workplans to address the Five Year Review findings were being prepared and/or submitted in late 2021.

The site completed 21 years and over 700,000 man-hours with no recordable injuries.

Details of all approved plans and reports can be inspected at the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality EDMS website ( The Agency Interest Numbers are 2469 for the Brooklawn OU and 83225 for the Scenic OU. We welcome your questions or comments at any time.

William C. Dawson, President

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