EPA Superfund Program: ROCKWOOL INDUSTRIES INC., BELL COUNTY, TX

Superfund Site Profile

Current Status
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 (EPA) will be conducting the second five-year review of remedy implementation and performance at the Rockwool Industries Inc. Superfund site (Site) in Belton, Texas. The Site covers about 100 acres and is divided by Farm to Market (FM) Road 93. Nearby land uses are primarily industrial but also include commercial, agricultural and residential areas. Some businesses currently operate on site; the remainder of the area is unused. Plans are in place for further development at the Site.

The second five-year review will determine if the remedy is still protective of human health and the environment. The five-year review is scheduled for completion in September 2017.

Site Background
From the mid-1950s until 1987, Rockwool Industries, Inc. manufactured mineral wool insulation on site. The Site’s remedy includes excavation and on-site consolidation of some wastes, capping of other wastes in place, revegetation, groundwater monitoring and institutional controls. Remedy construction finished in 2005; operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.

 


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/29/2005)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes