Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

NORTH EAST 2ND STREET SITE
HAPPY, TX

Cleanup Activities

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Background

The North East 2nd Street site includes a former grain storage facility in Happy, Texas. The facility burned to the ground in 1962. Contaminants of concern include carbon tetrachloride (CTC), which firefighters used to put out the fire, 1,2-dibromethane (EDB), 1,2-dichloroethane (DCA) and trichloroethylene (TCE). Site investigation activities are underway.

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What Has Been Done to Clean Up the Site?

The site is being addressed through federal and state actions.

A grain storage facility was located on site. Properties within a quarter-mile of the site include other grain storage facilities, light industrial operations, residential areas, a high school and an elementary school. About 647 people currently live in Happy, Texas. There may be a groundwater plume originating from a historical release at a grain storage facility in Happy, Texas. The facility burned to the ground in 1962. Firefighters used an unspecified amount of CTC to put out the fire.A grain storage facility was located on site. Properties within a quarter-mile of the site include other grain storage facilities, light industrial operations, residential areas, a high school and an elementary school. About 647 people currently live in Happy, Texas. There may be a groundwater plume originating from a historical release at a grain storage facility in Happy, Texas. The facility burned to the ground in 1962. Firefighters used an unspecified amount of CTC to put out the fire.

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What Is the Current Site Status?

A site investigation is underway to determine the extent and nature of contamination. Following the investigation, EPA will issue a Record of Decision (ROD) to select a final cleanup plan for the site.

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