Neighbors may notice increased activity in and around the former Dresser facility over the next several months. The facility’s former industrial buildings are being removed due to damage sustained during the 2020 hurricane season and the freezes of 2021. This work will not impact our ongoing site investigation and environmental remediation efforts.
Dresser Pineville Neighbor Update
Dresser Pineville Project
Dresser, LLC manufactured and repaired pressure relief valves from 1961 to 2016 at its facility in Pineville, Louisiana. The facility has been vacant for several years, and there is currently no operational equipment or chemical storage at the site.
The facility formerly used chlorinated solvents, including trichloroethene (TCE), in its manufacturing operations. It has been determined that chlorinated solvents are present in soils at the facility and have been found in some locations in the shallow groundwater at 14 to 55 feet below the ground surface in connection with historical operations.
An environmental assessment, monitoring, and remediation program is currently underway at the site.
Aerial view of Dresser, LLC facility and surrounding areas.
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What You Should Know
The community's public drinking water is not affected.
Environmental activities were initiated voluntarily and proactively and are continuing.
Soil gas concentrations and ambient air quality are being monitored.
We are committed to compliance with state and federal requirements in the ongoing protection of and communication with the community.
Number of groundwater monitoring wells installed
to evaluate the
presence of TCE.
Number of soil vapor monitoring points installed to identify
where indoor air sampling may be indicated.
Number of homes adjacent
to the Dresser facility
where indoor air has
*Reported as of July 22, 2021.
Dresser Pineville Information Line
Some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the project can be found here. For further information, the Pineville Information Line is available seven days a week, with a team dedicated to a response within 48 hours. Your feedback is important to us.
Value Assurance Program (VAP)
The Value Assurance Program (VAP) is designed to protect the value of eligible properties located near Dresser’s former Pineville site – whether you want to sell your property or want to remain in your home. The program pays benefits to eligible property owners if you sell your property for less than market value; if you are not interested in selling, the VAP works to maintain the value of your property and those around you. Learn more at dresserpinevillevap.com.
All questions/comments related to the program should be addressed through established communications channels to ensure appropriate tracking and follow up:
(toll-free voicemail line)
Agencies providing direction and/or oversight on the Dresser Pineville Project:
Carey Dicharry, Geologist
Louisiana Department of
Environmental Quality (LDEQ)
Louisiana Department of Health
Section of Environmental Epidemiology & Toxicology (SEET)