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This former landfill in Rusk County was remediated under the state Superfund Program. No further Superfund environmental response actions are required at this site.

Site Summary
The site is located on approximately 3.6 acres at West 801 Highway 64 in Henderson, Rusk County, Texas. The site was operated as a private landfill for an unknown time between 1928 and 1990. Landfilling activities involved waste materials from a farm implement repair facility, including spent oil, tanks, wood chips, drums and battery chips. Excavations at the site may have resulted in releases to the surface. 

Superfund Registry and Investigation

The TCEQ proposed the site for listing on the state Superfund registry in 2000. The TCEQ conducted a remedial investigation in 2001-2002. The results of the investigation identified contaminants of concern as lead and petroleum constituents benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene (BTEX) in soil.   

Removal Actions
In 2003 the TCEQ removed soils contaminated with lead and BTEX and a leaking underground storage tank that was the source of the BTEX contamination.  Groundwater did not require remediation.  The TCEQ determined that after the removal action, the site no longer presented an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment.  The site was deleted from the state Superfund registry in 2004.  

Current Status
No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

Site Specific Information

Type of Facility: Landfill
Location: Henderson, Rusk County
Latitude: 32.167778º
Longitude: -94.799444º
Site Phase: Cleanup complete
State Superfund Registry Status: Deleted from registry
Media Affected: Soil
TCEQ Region: Tyler - 5
Funded by: Hazardous & Solid Waste Remediation Fee Account

Contact Information
Superfund Program Contact
Jeffrey E. Patterson
Phone: 512-239-2489 or 1-800-633-9363

Records Repositories
TCEQ Central File Room
12100 Park 35 Circle Building E,
First Floor Room 103
Austin, TX 78753
512-239-1850 (fax)