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Superfund Site Report: SOL LYNN/INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMERS
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at proposal (October 15, 1984): The Sol Lynn/ Industrial Transformers Site consists of three commercial lots on Loop 610 in Houston, Harris County, Texas. The 1-acre site is within 0.5 mile of the Astrodome, Astroworld amusement park, several industrial plants, and apartment complexes. A transformer reclamation company and a chemical supply company previously used the property. According to analyses conducted by the State, OIL containing PCBS and approximately 75 drums of TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE) were dumped or spilled on the ground behind warehouses on the site. A well on the site is highly contaminated with TCE, and sediment samples from a drainage ditch are contaminated with PCBS and TCE. The State filed suit against the owner/operator (Sol Lynn) in March 1983. In a deposition in February 1984, he stated that he does not have the financial resources to clean up the site. In April 1984, the State started to prepare the case for trial. Status (January 1986): After gathering information to prepare the case for trial, the State dropped the case.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Other
    • Recycling (Other than primary operation)
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,2-TRANS-DICHLOROETHYLENEX    
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLSXX   
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENEX    
    TOLUENEX    
    TRICHLOROETHYLENEX    


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for SOL LYNN/INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMERS:

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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: SOL LYNN/INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMERS
    EPA ID: TXD980873327
    Address: 1415, 1417, 1419 S LOOP WEST
    HOUSTON, TX 77054
    Other Names: SOL LYNN/INDUSTRIAL TRANSFORMERS
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: March 31, 1989
     
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

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