Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

CAL WEST METALS (USSBA)
LEMITAR, NM

Redevelopment

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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The property owners declared bankruptcy in 1985 and the property was foreclosed by the Small Business Administration (SBA).  The SBA took ownership of the property until the fall of 1997 when the City of Socorro bought the property. The City of Socorro leased the site property in 1997 to Ezell Aluminum Fabrication which uses the metal warehouse on the south end of the site for building truck aluminum tool boxes and gasoline tanks. The leasee recently purchased the site from the City of Socorro.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2016, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

A Restrictive Covenant was implemented on October 5, 2005 with a notice to not disturb the repository cell. Access controls of fencing and warning signs are in place and are effective in preventing exposure.

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