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Superfund Site Report: MANY DIVERSIFIED INTERESTS, INC.
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Study Underway

    Conditions at Proposal (September 29, 1998): The Many Diversified Interests, Inc., (MDI) site is located approximately 1/4 mile south of Interstate Highway 10, and 2 miles east of downtown Houston, Texas. The city of Houston is located in the southeast portion of the state of Texas. Residential areas are adjacent to the east, west, and north sides of the site. Industrial areas are adjacent to the south side of the site. Steel casting operations began at the site in 1926 under the company name Texas Electric Steel Casting Company (TESCO). Primary operations included manufacturing specialty molds and casting specialty steel parts. During the 1980s, a portion of the site was leased to Can-Am Resources Group (Can-Am) to operate a spent catalyst recycling operation. Can-Am reportedly purchased 4,236 drums of spent catalyst material from refineries and chemical plants, and stored the drums on the leased portion of the site. By 1988, the catalyst recycling operations ceased, and the stored drums were abandoned on site. In February 1991, TESCO ceased operations. MDI foreclosed on the site and later reopened as the San Jacinto Foundry (SJF), a subsidiary of MDI. MDI filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy on May 20, 1992, and SJF ceased facility operations on approximately June 1, 1992. Samples were collected by the Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission in 1994.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ARSENIC   X 
    CHROMIUM   X 
    COBALT    X
    COBALT COMPOUNDS    X
    COPPER   X 
    COPPER COMPOUNDS   X 
    LEAD   X 
    NICKEL   X 
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS   X 


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for MANY DIVERSIFIED INTERESTS, INC.:

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    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., TEXAS, or in HARRIS County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: MANY DIVERSIFIED INTERESTS, INC.
    EPA ID: TXD008083404
    Address: 3617 BAER STREET
    HOUSTON, TX 77020
    Other Names: MANY DIVERSIFIED INTEREST, INC.
      SAN JACINTO FOUNDRY
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: January 19, 1999
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the MANY DIVERSIFIED INTERESTS, INC. Superfund site.
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