The Dempster Industries Site is located at 711 S. 6th St. in Beatrice, Gage County, Nebraska and covers approximately 10 acres. The Site is improved with nineteen buildings, totaling approximately 250,000 square feet. The facility served as a metal manufacturer for over 100 years but appears to have gone out of business in the early 2010s, and his since been abandoned.
In October 2022, EPA is initiated a Time-Critical Removal Action to mitigate the immediate threats to public health, welfare, and the environment posed by the abandonment several hundred chemical containers, including 55-gallon drums of chlorinated solvents, corrosives, and flammable liquids. The former facility and abandoned containers have experienced frequent trespassing and vandalism therefore pose an imminent and substantial threat of release.
The EPA Community Involvement Coordinator for the Site is Amelia Holcomb (Holcomb.Amelia@epa.gov), and the Public Affairs Specialist is Ben Washburn (firstname.lastname@example.org).