florida petroleum reprocessors

3211 S.W. 50TH AVENUE

The 1-acre site is located in the Town of Davie in Broward County, Florida, in an industrial park immediately east of the Florida Turnpike. Interstate 95 passes one half-mile north of the site. The area surrounding the site includes industrial, light industrial and commercial land uses. Residential areas are located west of the site, across the Florida Turnpike. Site contamination does not affect these areas. While cleanup was underway, a vehicle and equipment storage facility operated on the southern portion of the site. Several highway billboards are located on the site. EPA identified the Florida Petroleum Reprocessors site following investigation of the nearby 21st Street Manor Dump site for possible contamination of the Peele-Dixie Wellfield, a public well field. EPA identified ground water contamination near the dump and traced its source back to the Florida Petroleum Reprocessors site. During the investigation, EPA also confirmed that there were no sources of ground water contamination located on the Peele-Dixie Wellfield. Oil reprocessing operations occurred at the facility from 1979 through 1992 by several entities, including Barry’s Waste Oil, Oil Conservationist, Inc., Florida Petroleum Reprocessors and South Florida Fuels. Operations reportedly included the collection of waste oils, including used motor oil, surplus fuels, marine oils and slops, hydraulic oils, aviation oils and fuels, and oil wastes from local automotive, agricultural and marine industries. After processing, operators delivered waste oils to used-oil marketers, asphalt plants for use as fuel and phosphate mines for use as flotation oil. In 2003, an investment corporation purchased the site property through a tax sale and leased it to equipment storage companies. Currently, the site is vacant. The reprocessing operators dumped oil into a perforated on-site tank. Leftover waste materials referred to as non-aqueous phase liquids, or NAPLs, moved through these holes into the underlying aquifer, located six feet below the ground surface. As a result, extensive volatile organic compound (VOC) contamination of ground water occurred and spread from beneath the facility to an area over 800 acres in size, resulting in contamination of the Biscayne Aquifer. In 1998, EPA listed the site on the NPL.

Hazardous Ranking Score

50 / 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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