In that floodwater, mud which destroyed flooring, furniture and carried in the sediment, were toxic chemicals from a long defunct textile plant.
The Burlington Fiber Plant once used now illegal polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCBS, and disposed of its waste in sludge ponds.
Those toxic PCBS are still in the soil.
The area is a Superfund site, and last spring, the Environmental Protection Agency began a lengthy clean up around 14 homes that border a drainage ditch behind the plant where the chemicals were dumped in the '60s and '70s.
The initial cleanup is finished, but crews were still working down from the plant across the creek that flows through Huckleberry Park.