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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    Conditions at Proposal (April 30, 2003): The Jones Road Ground Water Plume site is located approximately one-half mile north of the intersection of Jones Road and FM 1960 in a mixed residential, urban/light industry area outside the city limits of northwest Houston, Harris County, Texas. The site is being proposed to the NPL based upon the presence of hazardous substances, including cis-1,2-dichloroethene (DCE), tetrachloroethene (PCE), and tricholorethene (TCE), in drinking water wells. PCE has been detected in drinking water wells above EPA's Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) of 5.0 ug/L. During a routine sampling of public wells by the TCEQ Houston Region Office in December 2000, PCE, DCE, and chloromethane were detected in a public well supplying drinking water to approximately 18 employees, 90 children in childcare, and 150 to 200 students at a gymnasium. Subsequent samples collected on January 25 and May 2, 2001 confirmed the presence of PCE, DCE, and chloromethane in the public drinking water supply well. During the Site Inspection in March and April of 2002, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) collected samples from 43 wells in Harris County and found concentrations of PCE at or above the MCL in 8 wells. Concentrations of PCE in ground water samples were as high as 128 ug/L. As a result, filtration systems have been placed on those 8 wells.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for JONES ROAD GROUND WATER PLUME:

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    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
    EPA ID: TXN000605460
    Address: HOUSTON, TX
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 29, 2003
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the JONES ROAD GROUND WATER PLUME Superfund site.
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