The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) announced the West County Road 112 Ground Water site near Midland, Texas, has been proposed to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites.
The West County Road 112 Ground Water site is a ground water plume of chromium/hexavalent chromium located in a rural area of Midland County immediately to the southwest of the city limits of Midland. The site was identified in April 2009 by a local resident who asked TCEQ to test his private well due to yellow discoloration. Sampling of this well revealed the presence of hexavalent chromium. To date, approximately 234 water wells have been sampled by TCEQ and 46 water wells have concentrations of total chromium above safe levels, and TCEQ has installed water filtration systems at those homes.
“Adding this site to the Superfund list makes federal money available, allowing EPA and TCEQ to achieve our primary goal of protecting public health and the environment,” said EPA Regional Administrator Al Armendariz. “Working together we will clean up this site quickly.”
More information on the Superfund National Priorities List is available at: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/sites/npl/current.htm