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:
- Recycling (Other than primary operation)