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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (September 1983): The Geneva Industries/Fuhrmann Energy Corp. Site covers 13 acres in Houston, Texas. It is an abandoned petrochemical manufacturing and reprocessing facility. Five companies have owned the site since it began operation in 1970. The present owner (Fuhrmann) is salvaging the remaining equipment on-site. At least one of the previous owners used the facility to manufacture chlorinated biphenyls, PCBS, and phenoxy PHENOL. State and county officials have cited previous and/or present owners for permit violations, spills, and discharges. EPA and State testing has confirmed contamination of the shallow aquifer with PCBS, XYLENE, and other organic compounds, and releases of PCBS in surface run-off to an adjacent flood control channel. In June 1983, using $75,000 in CERCLA emergency funds, EPA fenced an area adjacent to the site where drums had been buried and tested an abandoned CHLORINE tank, which was confirmed to be empty.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Lagoon disposal
    • Landfarm/land treatment facility
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
    BENZENE    X
    TOLUENE    X

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
    Aquifer discharges into: Surface water
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: 0
    List ground water uses.
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for GENEVA INDUSTRIES/FUHRMANN ENERGY:

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

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

    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
    EPA ID: TXD980748453
    Address: 9334 CANIFF RD
    HOUSTON, TX 77017
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Chemical Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 21, 1984
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the GENEVA INDUSTRIES/FUHRMANN ENERGY Superfund site.
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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? No
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 2 - 10
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the GENEVA INDUSTRIES/FUHRMANN ENERGY Superfund site.
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