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Traylor Chemicals Site

Site Information
  • Royal Center, IN (CassCounty)
  • EPA ID# INN000510934
Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Teresa Jones
(jones.teresa@epa.gov)
312-886-0725 or 800-621-8431, ext. 60725

On-Scene Coordinator
Anita Boseman (boseman.anita@epa.gov)
312-886-6941 or 800-621-8431, ext. 66941

Repositories

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Background

The Traylor Chemicals site is located at 126 North Market Street, Royal Center, Cass County, Indiana 46378. The Site is bordered by an adjacent industrial property to the northwest with West Black Lane beyond, South Market Street to the northeast with residential properties beyond, industrial property to the southeast with residential properties beyond, and Panhandle Pathway recreational trail (formerly A & R Railroad) to the southwest with vacant land and residential properties beyond. The closest residents live less than 50 feet from the site. The property is currently vacant.

Sampling results confirmed the following:

EPA determined the site poses an immediate hazard because of the numerous abandoned hazardous chemicals in close proximity to residential homes and the ease of public access.

Site Updates | Fact Sheets || Technical Documents || Public Meetings


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Site Updates

March 2014

In November 2013, EPA started an urgent cleanup to remove strong acids, corrosives and other hazardous materials from the abandoned former Traylor Chemical and Supply Co. EPA expects the cleanup at the former fertilizer manufacturing plant will cost almost $1 million.

This project is what EPA calls a “time-critical removal action,” the technical term for a cleanup of contamination that poses an imminent threat to the health and safety of nearby residents and the environment.

EPA held a public meeting on Nov. 25, 2013 to explain the planned cleanup process to local residents. EPA is conducting the removal under the emergency authority provided in federal law. The cleanup is underway and expected to last several months.

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Fact Sheets

Technical Documents

Pollution/Situation Reports (POLREPs)

Traylor Chemical Action Memo (PDF) (32 pp, 4.6 MB) Sept. 23, 2013

Public Meetings

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