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Superfund Site Report: NORTH CAVALCADE STREET
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Conditions at proposal (October 15, l984): The North Cavalcade Street Site covers approximately 23 acres in Houston, Harris County, Texas. The site is in an industrial area on the north side of Cavalcade Street. Houston CREOSOTE occupied the site from 1946 until the early 1960s, when the company ceased operations. Based on a review of aerial photographs and a contamination survey, EPA concluded that a filled-in CREOSOTE pit is located within the site. Contaminants at the site consist of polynuclear aromatic compounds associated with CREOSOTE and PENTACHLOROPHENOL, in addition to contaminants from metal wood-treating (wolmanizing) processes. Analyses conducted by a consultant to the City of Houston indicate that soils (both on and below the surface) and shallow ground water on the site are contaminated with CHRYSENE, FLUORANTHENE, ANTHRACENE, and wood-treating metals. About l0,000 people use wells within 3 miles of the site as a source of drinking water.  More...

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Lagoon disposal
    • Manufacturing process
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    ACENAPHTHYLENE    X
    ANTHRACENE    X
    CHRYSENEX    
    FLUORANTHENE    X
    FLUORENE    X
    NAPHTHALENE    X
    PENTACHLOROPHENOL    X
    POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC COMPOUNDS    X
    PYRENE    X


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No
     
    List ground water uses.
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for NORTH CAVALCADE STREET:

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

    Overall site:
    Ground water 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
    Site Name: NORTH CAVALCADE STREET
    EPA ID: TXD980873343
    Address: CAVALCADE AND HARDY STREETS
    HOUSTON, TX 77020
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: June 10, 1986
     
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the NORTH CAVALCADE STREET Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 4
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? No
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the NORTH CAVALCADE STREET Superfund site.
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