Superfund Site: HYDRO-FLEX INC.

Superfund Site Profile


The Hydro-Flex, Inc., Site is a three-acre area in Topeka, Kansas. Beginning in 1970, Hydro-Flex, Inc., made specialized tubing, hoses, heat exchangers and fittings at the site. From 1970 to 1981, operators discharged rinse water and sludge from a chromate metal finishing bath through a septic tank and into a series of buried silos. Wastes also were discharged into an on-site industrial well. After site investigations, EPA and the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) determined that the area did not pose a threat to human health and the environment. EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1993.