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Superfund Site Report: GULFCO MARINE MAINTENANCE
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    Conditions at Proposal (September 5, 2002): The Gulfco Marine Maintenance (Gulfco), facility encompasses 40 acres in Freeport, Brazoria County, Texas. The facility historically was used as a barge cleaning and servicing facility. The Gulfco site encompasses three buried/backfilled surface impoundments that received contaminated wash water from the barge cleaning operations, areas of contaminated soil, and releases to surface water and ground water. The site is being proposed to the NPL based on evidence that hazardous substances, including semivolatile organic compounds, lead, zinc, and pesticides, have migrated from the facility to the Intracoastal Waterway, pose a threat to nearby drinking water supplies and downstream sensitive environments, and have impacted fisheries downstream of the facility. Gulfco operated as a barge cleaning and waste disposal facility from 1971 through 1979. Operations at the facility involved the cleaning, servicing, and repair of various chemical barges. Chemical barges were drained and pumped to remove product heels, which then were stored in tanks and sold as product. Each barge was washed with water or a detergent solution. Generated wash waters were stored either in surface impoundments, a floating barge, or on-site storage tanks. The barges were allowed to air dry and certified as safe prior to initiating repair work such as welding and sandblasting.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE    X
    1,1,2,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE    X
    1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANE    X
    1,1-DICHLOROETHANE    X
    1,1-DICHLOROETHYLENE    X
    1,2-DICHLOROETHANE    X
    1,2-TRANS-DICHLOROETHYLENE    X
    ACETOPHENONE    X
    ALDRIN X   
    ALMOND ARTIFICIAL ESSENTIAL OIL    X
    ALPHA-LINDANE    X
    ALUMINUM COMPOUNDS    X
    AROCLOR 1254 X   
    ARSENIC    X
    BARIUM    X
    BENZ(A)ANTHRACENE X   
    BENZENE    X
    BENZO(A)PYRENE    X
    BENZO(B)FLUORANTHENE    X
    BENZO(GHI)PERYLENE    X
    BENZO(K)FLUORANTHENE    X
    BETA-ENDOSULFAN    X
    BETA-LINDANE    X
    BIS(2-CHLORO-1-METHYLETHYL) ETHER    X
    BIS(2-ETHYLHEXYL)PHTHALATE X   
    CARBON DISULFIDE    X
    CHLORDANE X   
    CHLOROFORM    X
    CHROMIUM    X
    CHRYSENE    X
    CIS-1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENE    X
    CIS-CHLORDANE    X
    COBALT COMPOUNDS    X
    COPPER COMPOUNDS    X
    CUMENE    X
    DDD X   
    DDE X   
    DDT X   
    DELTA-LINDANE    X
    DICHLOROMETHANE    X
    DICHLOROPROPANE    X
    DIELDRIN    X
    ENDRIN    X
    ENDRIN ALDEHYDE    X
    ENDRIN KETONE    X
    ETHYLBENZENE    X
    FLUORANTHENE X   
    GAMMA-LINDANE    X
    HEPTACHLOR X   
    HEPTACHLOR EPOXIDE X   
    IRON    X
    LEAD X   
    MANGANESE COMPOUNDS    X
    METHYL ISOBUTYL KETONE    X
    NAPHTHALENE    X
    NICKEL COMPOUNDS    X
    O-CRESOL    X
    P-CRESOL    X
    PHENANTHRENE X   
    PHENOL    X
    PYRENE X   
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENE    X
    TOLUENE    X
    TRICHLOROETHYLENE    X
    VANADIUM COMPOUNDS    X
    VINYL CHLORIDE    X
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)    X
    ZINC X   
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for GULFCO MARINE MAINTENANCE:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:


    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., TEXAS, or in BRAZORIA 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: GULFCO MARINE MAINTENANCE
    EPA ID: TXD055144539
    Address: BRAZORIA COUNTY RD 756
    FREEPORT, TX 77541
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: April 30, 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 GULFCO MARINE MAINTENANCE Superfund site.
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