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Bailey Metal Processors, Inc.

This former scrap copper and lead reclamation facility in Brady, McCulloch County is in the Remedy Selection phase of the state Superfund program.

Site Summary

The Bailey Metal Processors Inc. site is located at 509 San Angelo Highway (also known as US Highway 87) in Brady, Texas. The approximately 5-acre facility is bounded on the east by US Highway 87 and residential properties; on the south by railroad tracks; and on the north by the Brady Independent School District school-bus facility.

As early as 1987, the facility reclaimed copper and lead from scrap wire by mechanically removing or burning off the paper, plastic, and lead coatings. In 1995, a TCEQ investigator documented metals waste impacting soil. Bailey Metal Processors Inc. closed in 1999 after filing for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Several waste piles remained at the facility after it ceased operation.

Superfund Registry and Investigation

In April 2005, the TCEQ proposed the site to the state Superfund registry. In May 2006, TCEQ began the remedial investigation, which included soil and groundwater sampling. The remedial investigation was completed in August 2018. TCEQ removed piles of waste materials and contaminated soil from the site between 2005 and 2020.

Current Status

TCEQ completed a focused feasibility study in June 2021 to evaluate remedial action alternatives to address soil and groundwater contamination.

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