Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway
Conditions at proposal (October 15, l984): The Brio Refining, Inc., Site is an abandoned refinery at 2501 Dixie Farm Road in Harris County south of Houston near Friendswood, Texas. The area is heavily populated. A housing development borders the site on the north. The site consists of approximately 12 closed pits on 50 acres of land. Tanks and processing facilities remain on a portion of the site. The facility was operated from the late l950s to December l982. Earlier operations carried out at the site included COPPER catalyst regeneration, OIL blending and refining, and hydrocarbon (STYRENE) cracking. Previous owners or operators of the facility have included Hard Lowe Chemical, Lowe Chemical, Phoenix Chemical, JOC OIL Aromatics, and Friendswood Refining. Spills have entered nearby Mud Gulley and subsequently, via Clear Creek, Galveston Bay. More...
Sources of Contamination:
- Lagoon disposal
- Recycling (Other than primary operation)
- Storage - raw material
- Waste tank - above ground