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South Dallas Site Added To EPA Superfund List

May 16, 2018 - 5:22 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The former site of an electroplating facility in south Dallas has been added to the National Priorities List of the Environmental Protection Agency's Superfund program.

Having this designation now means it is eligible to receive federal funding for long-term cleanup.

Lane Plating Works operated for decades on Bonnie View Road in south Dallas. It's closed now, but EPA tests show levels of contamination in the soil. Electroplating uses electricity to apply a metal coating to a different type of metal.

The company used hard chromium and cadmium plating during that process.

"The City supports EPA’s listing of Lane Plating and looks forward to the environmental and economic benefits that a rapid and complete cleanup will provide to the community," said Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings in a written statement.