EPA Announces Deletion of Davis Timber Company Site from Superfund NPL
“Thirty years ago, MDEQ ordered the Davis Timber Company to cease operations due to improper operations at the facility. The surrounding area had been exposed to numerous fish kills in the Country Club Estate Lake and the intentional drainage of pentachlorophenol-contaminated wastewater discharges into West Mineral Creek. To reach the de-listing phase for this site is a monumental event. This once contaminated 30-acre facility has been cleaned up and revitalized. Portions of the Davis Timber Company are now home to a community-based animal shelter, the Hub City Humane Society animal shelter and the Fields of Barktopia Dog Park, and a restored habitat for pollinators. There are also other opportunities for development. We are proud of the success of this joint project between EPA and MDEQ,” said Gary Rikard, MDEQ Executive Director.