Former El Dorado chemical plant marked for cleanupFormer El Dorado chemical plant marked for cleanuphttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=128112016-04-12T05:00:00Z2016-04-12T16:00:00Z

​LIVE OAK – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed adding the El Dorado Chemical Company site to the National Priorities List (NPL) of Superfund sites, a list of sites that pose risks to public health and the environment.

The former cleaning product manufacturing site contains soil and groundwater contaminated with chlorinated solvents including tetrachloroethene, trichloroethene, dichloroethene,​ and vinyl chloride.

If not addressed, the EPA said the contaminants could harm the Edwards Aquifer, which provides drinking water to 215,722 local residents.

Superfund is the federal program that investigates and cleans up the most complex, uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites in the country and converts them into productive community resources by eliminating or reducing public health risks and environmental contamination.

Live Oak is a suburb northeast of San Antonio.

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