Super Fund and Browning Grant
September 24,2012 >>> The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that, with support from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, the Circle Court Ground Water Plume in Willow Park, Texas, has been added to the National Priorities List of Superfund sites.
In 2006, routine sampling of a well in the city’s water system showed concentrations of trichloroethene.
October 2012 update-
A drum labeled as TCE and containing residual concentrations of TCE has been located in close proximity to a private water supply well containing the highest TCE concentration at the Site. The highest concentration exceeding the Safe Drinking Water Act maximum contaminant level (MCL) is present at Circle Drive and Russell Road.
- Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country.
- The list of hazardous sites in the United States eligible for long term cleanup action financed under the federal Superfund program.
- EPA works to identify companies or people responsible for the contamination at a site and requires them to conduct or pay for the cleanup.
- For newly listed sites without viable potentially responsible parties, EPA will investigate the full extent of the contamination before starting significant cleanup at the site. It may take several years before cleanup funding is available for these sites.
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