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Superfund Site Report: CONROE CREOSOTING CO.
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at Proposal (April 30, 2003): The Conroe Creosoting Company facility occupies 147 acres in Conroe, Texas. Conroe Creosoting Company was a wood treating facility that operated from 1946 until March 14, 1997. The facility treated lumber, railroad cross-ties, poles, and fence posts. Three wood preserving processes, pentachlorophenol (PCP) process, creosote process, and copper chromated arsenate (CCA) process, were used at the facility. The facility was closed by the Montgomery County Tax Assessor/Collector due to delinquent taxes and the county sold the company's assets at an auction. The land and waste management and process units remained property of the owners. The site is being proposed to the NPL because elevated levels of pentachlorophenol (PCP), dioxins, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), and metals have been found in on-site soils, surface water, waste drums, and surface impoundments, threatening nearby residents, wetlands, and rivers. The property has been flooded three times since 1994, sending contaminated flood waters into nearby residential homes and yards. Surface impoundments containing creosote waste currently drain off-site via drainage canals. Runoff from the site flows overland both to the east to Little Caney Creek and to the west to Stewarts Creek. In June 2001, a waste inventory listed several cylinders and tanks containing copper chromated arsenate solution, creosote sludge, pentachlorophenol solutions and solids, and tank bottoms.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

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    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9-OCTACHLORODIBENZOFURAN    X
    1,2,3,4,7,8-HEXACHLORODIBENZO-P-DIOXIN X   
    1,2,3,7,8,9-HEXACHLORODIBENZO-P-DIOXIN    X
    2,3,7,8-TETRACHLORODIBENZO-P-DIOXIN (TCDD)    X
    ACENAPHTHENE    X
    ANTHRACENE X   
    ARSENIC (ORGANIC OR INORGANIC COMPOUNDS) X   
    BENZ(A)ANTHRACENE X   
    BENZO(A)PYRENE X   
    BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE X   
    BENZO(GHI)PERYLENE X   
    CHROMIUM X   
    CHRYSENE X   
    COPPER COMPOUNDS X   
    DIBENZ(A,H)ANTHRACENE    X
    DIBENZOFURAN    X
    FLUORANTHENE X   
    FLUORENE    X
    HEPTACHLORODIBENZO-P-DIOXINS X   
    PENTACHLORODIBENZO-P-DIOXIN X   
    PENTACHLORODIBENZOFURAN X   
    PENTACHLOROPHENOL    X
    PHENANTHRENE X   
    PYRENE X   
    TETRACHLORODIBENZOFURAN X   
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for CONROE CREOSOTING CO.:

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    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., TEXAS, or in MONTGOMERY 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: CONROE CREOSOTING CO.
    EPA ID: TXD008091951
    Address: 1776 EAST DAVIS STREET
    CONROE, TX 77301
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 29, 2003
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the CONROE CREOSOTING CO. Superfund site.
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