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Hart Creosoting
Jasper, Texas

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Site Description

The Hart Creosoting site is a former wood treatment facility that occupies approximately 12.8 acres of land located at 1958 US Highway 96 South, Jasper, Texas. Facility operations utilized coal-tar creosote to treat wood products from the 1940s to the 1990s when the facility was abandoned. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) contamination was identified in soil, sediment, and ground water.

Current Site Status and Cleanup Actions to Date

  • EPA conducted an action in 1995 to remove existing tanks, structures and equipment, and liquid waste for off-site disposal. The action also included draining the onsite impoundments, stabilizing the remaining sludge, and consolidating the sludge and contaminated soil into an onsite waste cell.
  • In 2006, EPA selected the final remedy for the site in the Record of Decision (ROD).
  • In September 2007, EPA completed the design of the final remedy that includes: excavation and permanent placement of approximately 110,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and sediment in an on-site landfill; the installation of recovery wells to remove and treat PAHs in ground water; monitored natural attenuation; and the placement of institutional controls.
  • The construction work associated with the final design remedy was approved in FY 2007.

Current Funding Status

  • In Fiscal Year 2007, EPA obligated approximately $10.2 million for completed design activities at this site.

For more information on this site, please read the Hart Creosoting Fact Sheet on the Region 6 Superfund web site.

Key Accomplishments

  • EPA conducted a removal action in 1995 to remove tanks, structures and equipment and liquid waste (for off-site disposal).
  • In 2006, EPA selected the final remedy for the site in the ROD.
  • In 2007, EPA began construction of the final remedy.

 

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