DEQ to Hold Informational Meeting to Discuss Potential New Superfund Site in Henryetta
For Immediate Release: October 2, 2019
Contact: Erin Hatfield, (405) 702-7119
The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will host an informational meeting to discuss the Henryetta Iron and Metal site on Tuesday, October 8, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. DEQ and EPA are evaluating data collected at the site to see if it should be proposed as a new Superfund site. The meeting will be held at the Henryetta Civic Center at 115 S. 4th Street in Henryetta. A presentation will be given and representatives from DEQ and EPA will be available to discuss the site and answer questions.
Henryetta Iron and Metal is scrapyard located at 1420 W. Main Street. It operated since the 1930s until recently. The site is three acres, bisected by Main St., with Dutch Creek flowing along its northern and western boundaries. In the past, the site has accepted automobiles, oil field related pipes, transformers, and other metal items for resale. On-site soils and Dutch Creek are contaminated with elevated levels of various metals, semi-volatile organic compounds, and polychlorinated biphenyls.
For more information about the Henryetta Iron and Metal site, contact Chanh Le, DEQ Project Manager, at 405-702-5102. Media inquiries should be directed to Erin Hatfield at 405-702-7119.