Superfund Site Profile
The Pantex Plant site is located 17 miles northeast of Amarillo, in Carson County, Texas. It is an active federal facility owned by the U.S. Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (USDOE/NNSA) and managed and operated by Babcock and Wilcox Technical Services Pantex, LLC (B&W Pantex). The facility covers about 16,000 acres; 10,000 of these acres are owned by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and 6,000 acres are leased from Texas Tech University (TTU). The acreage leased from TTU serves as a buffer zone for site safety and security. Plant operations contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following construction of the site’s remedy, long-term groundwater cleanup is ongoing.