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American Creosote Works, Inc.

Location: Louisville, Winston County

Narrative: A wood treating facility that pressure-treated wood products with creosote oil and coal tar solutions from 1912 to 1997. For much of that time, the facility discharged waste into three ponds on the property.

Contaminants: PAHs


Chemfax, Inc.

Location: Gulfport, Harrison County

Narrative: Beginning in 1955, the facility produced synthetic hydrocarbon resins and waxes from petroleum products. Operations impacted soil and groundwater beneath the facility property.

Contaminants: Benzene Ethylbenzene PAHs Toluene Xylenes


Hercules, Inc.

Location: Hattiesburg, Forrest County

Narrative: A former chemical manufacturer. Releases and waste disposal practices resulted in soil and groundwater contamination.

Contaminants: Arsenic Benzene 1,1-Biphenyl Carbon tetrachloride Chlorobenzene Chloroform Chromium 1,4-Dioxane Diphenyl ether Lead Manganese Mercury PCBs Toluene Toxaphene


Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp Columbus

Location: Columbus, Lowndes County

Narrative: Kerr-McGee Chemical and its successor, Tronox Incorporated (Tronox), operated this facility from 1928 to 2003. It made pressure-treated wooden cross ties, switch ties and timbers. These activities impacted soil and groundwater.

Contaminants: Creosote Pentachlorophenol


Mississippi Phosphates Corporation

Location: Pascagoula, Jackson County

Contaminants: Acidic nutrient-laden wastewater


Picayune Wood Treating

Location: Picayune, Pearl River County

Contaminants: Benzo(a)pyrene Dibenzofuran Dioxins Pentachlorophenol


Rockwell International Wheel and Trim

Location: Grenada, Grenada County

Contaminants: Hexavalent Chromium Toluene Trichloroethene


Sonford Products

Location: Flowood, Rankin County

Contaminants: Dioxins Metals Pentachlorophenol Pesticides


Southeastern Wood Preserving

Location: Canton, Madison County

Contaminants: Creosote


Deleted Sites

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Davis Timber Company

Location: Hattiesburg, Lamar County

Narrative: A wood-preserving facility that discharged wastewater into an on-site storage pond, contaminating soil and sediment.

Contaminants: Dioxins Pentachlorophenol

Deleted: 2018


Flowood Site

Location: Flowood, Rankin County

Contaminants: Lead

Deleted: 1996


Newsom Brothers/Old Reichhold Chemicals

Location: Columbia, Marion County

Contaminants: Benzene Ethylbenzene PAHs Pentachlorophenol Xylenes

Deleted: 1992


Red Panther Chemical Company

Location: Clarksdale, Coahoma County

Contaminants: Hexachlorocyclohexane Toxaphene

Deleted: 2020


Walcotte Chemical Co. Warehouses

Location: Greenville, Washington County

Contaminants: Formic acid Pesticides VOCs

Deleted: 1982


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