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Poly-Cycle Industries, Inc.

This former battery recycling operation in Ellis County was remediated under the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program. No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

Site Summary

The site is located on approximately 10 acres in Palmer, Ellis County, west of the railroad tracks at the north end of Main Street. A former battery recycling operation, Poly-Cycle Industries used the site from the late 1970’s until 1983.

Remedial Investigations

After battery processing activities ceased at the site, approximately 80 million pounds of lead battery chips, a waste lead sulfate sludge pile, and two surface impoundments were identified as source material at the site. Sampling investigations at the site identified heavy lead contamination in site soils.

Superfund Registry and Voluntary Cleanup

The TCEQ proposed the site to the state Superfund registry in March 1998. Potentially Responsible Parties offered to conduct the cleanup and were accepted into the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP)  in 1999. The site was deleted from the registry in 2000.

Current Status

A VCP Conditional Certificate of Completion was issued on August 13, 2002. No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.