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RECORD NUMBER: 35 OF 42
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : South Cavalcade Street, TX.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response,|
|Report Number||EPA/ROD/R06-88/045; EPA/ROD/RO6-88/045|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Texas--Houston.|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Cost analysis ; Water reclamation ; Ground water ; Creosote ; Wood preservatives ; Superfund program ; EPA region 6 ; Land reclamation ; Remedial action ; Environmental research ; Liquid waste disposal ; Houston(Texas)|
|Collation||1 v. (various pagings) : ill., maps ; 28 cm.|
The 66-acre South Cavalcade site is located in northeast Houston, Texas. The surrounding areas are a mixture of residential, commercial, and industrial properties. Stormwater runoff flows to two stormwater drainage ditches, which flow into Hunting Bayou, a limited aquatic habitat as classified by Texas Water Quality Standards. The site was used as a wood preserving and coal tar distillation facility from 1910 to 1962. The wood preserving facility consisted of an operations area, a drip track, and treated and untreated wood storage areas. The operations area included wood-treating cylinders, chemical storage tanks, and a waste water lagoon. Creosote and metallic salts were used in the operation. PAHs, VOCs, metals and components of creosote were detected in the soil, sediments, and ground water. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the ground water, soils, and sediments are VOCs including benzene, toluene, and xylenes, other organics including PAHs, and metal including arsenic, chromium, and lead. The selected remedial action for the site is outlined.
Cover title. "September 1988." "EPA/ROD/R06-88/045." "PB89-206270."