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Superfund Site Report: SIKES DISPOSAL PITS
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (October 1981): The Sikes Disposal Pits are located on a 40-acre site in Crosby, Harris County, Texas, in the floodplain of the San Jacinto River. The entire area has flooded twice in the recent past. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, the site owner dumped unsegregated chemical wastes from area petrochemical companies into four major pits. A large number of drums are on the site. CHROMIUM and various organic chemicals have been identified. A large area of sludge extends eastward from the site and flows into the San Jacinto River bottom lands. Surface waters are contaminated, and ground water is suspected of being contaminated. Status (July 1983): In June 1982, EPA awarded a $476,000 Cooperative Agreement to Texas for a remedial investigation to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site. In March 1983, EPA entered into an interagency agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and awarded $30,000 to relocate the Sikes family. The relocation was completed in early May. In March 1983, EPA added $19,078 to the Cooperative Agreement. The work is scheduled to be completed in the fourth quarter of 1983. In June 1983, EPA used $36,164 in CERCLA emergency funds to remove sands and phenolic wastes from the site.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Dumping - unauthorized
    • Lagoon disposal
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Waste pile
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,2-TRICHLOROETHANEX    
    BENZENEX X  
    CRESOL (MIXED ISOMERS) X   
    DIETHYL ETHER  X  
    KETONES  X  
    MERCURYXX   
    PHENOLXX   
    TOLUENE X   
    XYLENE (MIXED ISOMERS)X    


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
      Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for SIKES DISPOSAL PITS:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground water migration:
    Air migration:


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    *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: SIKES DISPOSAL PITS
    EPA ID: TXD980513956
    Address: US HWY 90
    CROSBY, TX 77532
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Abandoned
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
     
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 10
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0
    Percent of waste at the site that is municipal solid waste: None

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