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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Motco, TX.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/ROD-R06-85-005
Stock Number PB85-229086
OCLC Number 28694846
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Texas
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; MOTCO site ; Chemical compounds ; Sites ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Tars ; Substitutes ; Cost analysis ; Surface water ; Soil analysis ; Sludge disposal ; Superfund program ; EPA region 6 ; Land reclamation ; Environmental research ; Remedial actions ; Liquid waste disposal ; La Marque(Texas) ; Off-site disposal ; Surface impoundments ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
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Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD-R06-85-005 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/29/2009
NTIS  PB85-229086 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 59 pages
The MOTCO site is located about two miles southeast of the City of LaMarque, TX and occupies approximately 11.3 acres near the junction of State Highway 3 and the Gulf Freeway. The site has been used for recycling styrene tars and disposal of industrial chemical wastes. Due to numerous complaints, the City of LaMarque passed an ordinance prohibiting disposal of liquid wastes in surface impoundments which forced the owners to close the site. Subsequent owners attempted to recycle the wastes in the lagoons but later abandoned the project. The cost-effective remedial alternative selected for this site involves transport of surface water in the impoundments by pipeline to an industrial wastewater treatment plant, the incineration of PCB liquid organics at the TSCA permitted facility, the incineration of non-PCB liquid organics at the RCRA permitted or interim status facility, and off-site disposal of the tars/sludges and soils at a RCRA (double-lined) facility. The estimated total cost for this alternative is $42,300,000.
"03/15/85." "PB85-229086." "EPA/ROD-R06-85-005." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."