Superfund Site: OLD ESCO MANUFACTURING
Greenville, TX

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The Old ESCO Manufacturing site is located in Greenville, Hunt County, Texas. The site is a former electrical transformer and specialty switch gear manufacturer. ESCO began operations on the property in the late 1940s and continued operating on site until about 1970, when it relocated to another property in Greenville. During this time, ESCO was leasing the property and building. In 1983, ESCO purchased this property and owned it until it defaulted for non-payment of taxes in 2001. ESCO filed for bankruptcy in 1990. The property is currently zoned light industrial. According to the city of Greenville Community Development Director, the city master plan shows the future land use for this property as low density residential/park/open space.  

Contaminants of concern include polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and lead. Following three sucessful EPA Superfund removal actions, all clean up activities are complete. The EPA's current plans are to de-list the site from the NPL and this is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2016.