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Higgins Wood Preserving

This former wood preserving facility in Angelina County was accepted into the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program. No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

Site Summary

From 1937 to 1973 Higgins Wood Preserving operated at this 31-acre site at 400 North Timberland in Lufkin. Operations included treating wood products with creosote and pentachlorophenol. Residual creosote constituents consisting of volatile and semi-volatile compounds along with non-aqueous phase liquid were found at the site.

Superfund Registry

The TCEQ proposed the site to the state Superfund registry in September 1990. An agreed administrative order was issued in 1992 in which potentially responsible parties  (PRPs) agreed to investigate and evaluate ways to remediate the contamination. 

Remedial Investigation and Voluntary Cleanup

The PRPs conducted the remedial investigation and feasibility study from November 1992 to January 2001.  In April 2001, they applied to remediate the site under the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP).

Current Status

The site was accepted into the TCEQ VCP in January 2002 and was deletedfrom the state registry in June. No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

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Site Specific Information

Type of Facility: Wood treatment facility
Location: Lufkin, Angelina County
Latitude: 31.341188°
Longitude: -94.715219°
Site Phase: The site is being remediated under the TCEQ VCP
Media Affected: Groundwater, soil
TCEQ Region: Beaumont - 10
Funded by: Potentially responsible parties

Contact Information
Voluntary Cleanup Program Contact
Joe Bell
Phone: 512-239-6753

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)