Brooks County has a hazardous waste site: a closed landfill a few miles southeast of Quitman, about a mile from Piscola Creek, and less than four miles from the Withlacoochee River.
This Georgia EPD Hazardous site 10645 on Johson Short Road and SR 333 (also known as Washington Street and Madison Highway) was presumably why we find this in Cities, Counties to receive money for landfill cleanup by Lindsay Helton for AccessNorthGa.com 17 October 2006:
Brooks County Board of Commissioners Brooks $150,890.42
According to the Brooks County Tax Assessor database, parcel 0096 0003 is owned by the City of Quitman, while Brooks County owns two little slivers to the west and east (096 0001B and 096 0004A) and a triangle acrosss Johnson Short Road to the south, parcel 096 0016.
PS: Owed to John Horton.
GEORGIA ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION DIVISION
HAZARDOUS SITE INVENTORY
Site Number 10645
SITE NAME: Quitman - SR 333 Landfill LOCATION: SR - 333
Quitman, Brooks County, GA 31643
Latitude 30° 45 ’ 7 " N Longitude 83 ° 32 ’ 51 " W ACREAGE PARCEL NUMBER DATE LISTED 35 096 0003 1/24/2001 3.48 096 0001B 1/24/2001 16.5 096 0016 1/24/2001 5.5 096 0004A 1/24/2001 LAST KNOWN PROPERTY OWNER:
P. O. Box 272
Quitman, GA 31643
STATUS OF CLEANUP ACTIVITIES:
Cleanup activities are being conducted for source materials and groundwater.
CLEANUP PRIORITY: The Director has designated this site as a Class IV
GA EPD DIRECTOR’S DETERMINATION REGARDING CORRECTIVE ACTION:
The Director has determined that this site requires corrective action.
REGULATED SUBSTANCES RELEASED, AND THREATS TO HUMAN HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT POSED BY THE RELEASE:
This site has a known release of Vinyl chloride in groundwater at levels exceeding the reportable quantity. No human exposure via drinking water is suspected from this release. The nearest drinking water well is less than 0.5 miles from the area affected by the release.
Substance Name GW[checked for every one of these substances] Soil