helena chemical co. (tampa plant)

2405 N 71TH ST

The 8-acre site is located in Orient Park, a commercial and industrial area in Tampa, Florida. The site’s immediate surroundings include 14th Avenue to the north, Orient Park Road to the east, an active railway line to the south, and 71st Street to the west. One residence is also located immediately north of the site. Helena Chemical Company also owns a 3-acre vacant lot immediately west of 71st Street and southwest of the site. The site has been the location of agricultural product manufacturing, storage and distribution facilities since 1929. The original site owner, Flag Sulfur Company, formulated insecticides, herbicides and fungicides at the site from 1929 until 1967. Helena Chemical Company acquired the business in 1967 and continued manufacturing operations. In 1981, the company moved pesticide, herbicide and fungicide formulation operations to a facility in Georgia. The Tampa facility has continued to formulate and package insecticidal spray oil and liquid fertilizers since that time. The site is also the location of Helena Chemical Company's main distribution warehouse for sales locations in Florida. There are two other Superfund sites located near the Helena Chemical Company site. The Alaric Area Ground Water Plume site is next to the site’s western boundary and the Stauffer Chemical Company (Tampa) site is located across Orient Park Road east of the site. EPA listed the Helena Chemical Company site on the NPL in 1992.

Hazardous Ranking Score

30 / 100

A score of 28.5 or higher qualifies a site for the Superfund National Priority List.

Regional Contact

Region 4
Phone: (404) 562-9900
Fax: (404) 562-8174

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Site Inspection
Preliminary Assessment
Final Listing On NPL

Contaminants & Health Effects

      Endocrine Disrupter
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic


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