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South Cavalcade Street Superfund site

EPA Extends Public Comment Period for Houston Superfund Site Proposal

EPA is currently reviewing comments received on the proposed cleanup plan amendment for contaminated groundwater at the South Cavalcade Street Superfund Site in Houston, Texas. The comment period ended September 23, 2013. EPA expects to issue the amended cleanup plan in the spring of 2014.

Wood treating and coal tar distillation operations at the site from 1910 to 1962 contaminated both soil and groundwater. The site was added to EPA’s national priorities list of contaminated sites in 1984. Since then, contaminated soils have been contained and capped onsite, protecting human health and the environment from exposure. There is no known exposure to groundwater in the area, as drinking water is provided from other sources by the City of Houston. EPA’s proposed cleanup plan amendment stems from investigation and field review of the remedy.

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