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Lyon Property

No further Superfund environmental response actions are required at this wire salvage operation site in London, Kimble County.

Site Background

The Lyon Property site is located on U.S. 385, approximately one mile north of the intersection of Farm Road 1871 and U.S. 385 near London, in Kimble County. The property covers six acres in an area adjacent to the Llano River. A small wire burning operation was conducted at the site for metal recovery. The burn site encompassed an area of 75 feet by 60 feet. The natural grade of the property slopes from the burn site down to the Llano River. There are residences to the north, south and east of the property, with the Llano River on the west. TNRCC first investigated the site in 1996 after receiving a complaint about burning.

Superfund Actions Taken to Date

  • February 15, 2002, a hazard ranking system (HRS) documentation record was prepared for the Lyon Property site.
  • June 13, 2002, elected county officials received a briefing on the proposal of the site to the state Superfund registry.
  • July 2, 2002, TNRCC began mailing out requests for response actions from potentially responsible parties, asking them to enter into an agreed order to perform a remedial investigation and faasibility study at the site.
  • July 3, 2002, a legal notice was published in the Junction Eagle describing the site and proposing the site for listing on the state Superfund registry.
  • July 5, 2002, a legal notice Exit TCEQ Site was published in the Texas Register (27 TexReg 6126-6127) describing the site and proposing the site for listing on the state Superfund registry.
  • August 28, 2002, a silt fence was installed by TNRCC's contractor on three sides of the burn site on the property. The silt barrier was installed to mitigate possible further surface contamination caused by rain washing contamination from the burn site down
    gradient toward the Llano River.
  • September 1, 2002, effective date of the name change from Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
  • September 15, 2002, a community relations plan was prepared for the Lyon Property site.
  • November 27, 2002, the TCEQ received the draft survey maps.
  • December 3, 2002, TCEQ received the health and safety plan for workers performing investigative activities.
  • December 9, 2002, TCEQ received the revised survey maps.
  • February 24, 2003, TCEQ issued a work order amendment for the contractor to review and finalize the field sampling plan.
  • March 19, 2003, TCEQ issued a work order amendment for sampling soil and sediment, and installing and sampling three groundwater monitoring wells.
  • April 11, 2003, two monitor wells were installed on the site. The third was not installed due to difficulties drilling through collapsing gravels. Soil and sediment were sampled.
  • April 14, 2003, the monitor wells were sampled.
  • May 30, 2003, TCEQ issued a work order amendment for sampling onsite and neighboring drinking water wells.
  • June 9, 2003, drinking water samples were taken from on-site and neighboring drinking water wells.
  • June 27, 2003, soil and sediment sampling results were sent property owners and other potentially responsible parties.
  • June 18, 2003, TCEQ issued a work order amendment for soil sampling.
  • June 23, 2003, TCEQ issued a work order amendment for sampling sediment.
  • June 26, 2003, soil, sediment, and monitor wells were sampled.
  • July 8, 2003, TCEQ sent results of drinking water analysis to drinking water well owners and potentially responsible parties.
  • July 9, 2003, TCEQ issued a work order amendment authorizing a removal action work plan.
  • July 18, 2003, additional soil sampling was performed.
  • August 4, 2003, the removal action was begun at the site.
  • August 16, 2003, the removal action was completed. A total of 360 cubic yards of contaminated soils was treated and disposed of off-site at an authorized landfill. The excavated area was backfilled and seeded with grass to prevent erosion.
  • August 28, 2003, a memo was placed in the project file, noting that the site has been remediated to residential cleanup levels and no further remedial action is required by Superfund.
  • December 17, 2003, a legal notice was published in the Junction Eagle proposing to delete the site from the state Superfund registry in accordance with 30 TAC &167;335.344(c), and inviting public comment on the determination that due to removal actions that have been performed, the site no longer presents an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment. No further remedial action is necessary. A public meeting to receive citizen comments is to be held at the Kimble County Library meeting room in Junction on January 22, 2004.
  • December 19, 2003, a legal notice Exit TCEQ Site was published in the Texas Register (28 TexReg 11390-11391) proposing to delete the site from the state Superfund registry in accordance with 30 TAC &167;335.344(c), and inviting public comment on the determination that, due to removal actions that have been performed, the site no longer presents an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment. No further remedial action is necessary. A public meeting to receive citizen comments is to be held at the Kimble County Library meeting room in Junction on January 22, 2004.
  • January 22, 2004, a public meeting was held at the Kimble County Library in Junction to receive community comments on the proposal to delete the Lyon property site from the Superfund registry. No further remedial action is necessary.
  • February 20, 2004, a legal notice was published in the Texas Register (29 TexReg 1701) officially deleting the Lyon property from the state Superfund registry in accordance with 30 TAC 335.344(c). No challenges or comments were received on the determination that the site no longer posed an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and safety or the environment. The site is appropriate for residential use. In accordance with Texas Health and Safety Code §361.188(d), a notice will be filed in the real property records of Kimble County, stating that the site has been deleted from the state Superfund registry.

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Site Specific Information

EPA ID : TX0001861731
Location : London, Kimble County
Site Status : CLEANUP COMPLETE - NO FURTHER SUPERFUND ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE ACTIONS ARE REQUIRED
Type of Facility : Waste from Illegal Wire Salvage Fires
Category : Deleted from Registry
Media Affected : Soil
Latitude : 30º34´51"N 
Longitude : -99º35´29"W
Hazard Ranking Score (HRS) : 48.03
Contaminants at time of HRS : Barium, Cadmium, Chromium, Lead, TPH
TCEQ Region : San Angelo - 8
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
E-mail: superfnd@tceq.texas.gov

Records Repositories

Kimble County Library
208 North 10th Street
Junction TX 76849
325-446-2342

TCEQ Central File Room
12100 Park 35 Circle Building E,
First Floor Room 103
Austin, TX 78753
512-239-2900
512-239-1850 (fax)
cfrreq@tceq.texas.gov