The Former Houston Wood
Preserving Works Site

Soil Excavation and Removal at Englewood Yard Begins April 29, 2024

Union Pacific Railroad will begin soil excavation and removal activities at the Englewood Intermodal Yard on Monday, April 29. The work will be completed as a part of ongoing remediation associated with the former Houston Wood Preserving Works site and was approved by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. The

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Union Pacific Launches Transparency Initiative for Fifth Ward Community

‘HWPW Forward’ is designed to deliver accurate, timely information and open communication   OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 16, 2023 – Union Pacific is placing action behind its commitment to transparency and accountability to the Fifth Ward community by launching a holistic transparency initiative, HWPW Forward. The initiative is part of the

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Union Pacific Announces Environmental Assessment Agreement for Houston Site

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Grants Union Pacific’s Request OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 27, 2023 – In conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and in collaboration with its community partners, Union Pacific signed an agreement to move forward with additional environmental assessment and testing at the former Houston Wood Preserving

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Union Pacific Railroad Welcomes EPA Letter of General Notice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 31, 2022 – At the request of Union Pacific and our community partners, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a general notice letter outlining a path toward future activities at the former Houston Wood Preserving Works (HWPW) site. Union Pacific voluntarily sought action

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Union Pacific Statement on Preliminary Fieldwork Testing

Technical experts will be at the former Houston Wood Preserving Works (HWPW) site and in adjacent rights of way Nov. 30-Dec. 2, to conduct preliminary field work in advance of preparing a detailed vapor intrusion study. The work is part of collaborative efforts between the City of Houston, Harris County,

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