KETR Local
6:47 am
Thu September 4, 2008

Greenville plant declared contaminated

Greenville – A former manufacturing plant in Greenville has now officially been declared a contaminated waste site. The former ESCO plant in Greenville has now been declared as a Superfund site. The EPA announced earlier this year that the facility on the edge of the Ardis Heights neighborhood was being considered for inclusion into the National Priorities List (NPL), also known as Superfund, as one of the most polluted contaminated waste sites in Texas. Officials with the EPA and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality said Wednesday the site was one of six locations across the nation being placed in the national cleanup program.

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