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Jasper Creosoting
Jasper, Texas

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Site Description

The Jasper Creosoting site is an 11-acre former wood treatment facility located at 601 North McQueen Street in Jasper, Texas. Facility operations utilized coal-tar creosote and pentachlorophenol to treat wood products starting in the 1940s. The facility was abandoned in the early 1990s. Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) and pentachlorophenol (PCP) contamination was identified in soil, sediment, and ground water.

Current Site Status and Cleanup Actions to Date

  • EPA conducted an action in 1996 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.
  • EPA conducted a second removal action in 2005-2006 to implement components of the selected remedy in the Record of Decision (ROD). The action included constructing an approximate 65,000-cubic yard permanent landfill onsite.
  • In 2006, EPA selected the final remedy for the site and issued the ROD.
  • In September 2007, EPA completed the design of the final remedy that includes: installation of recovery wells to remove and treat PAHs in ground water; monitored natural attenuation; and the placement of institutional controls
  • Funding was provided to start the design work completed in 2007.

Current Funding Status

  • In Fiscal Year 2007, EPA obligated approximately $3.4 million for implementation of the final remedy including installation of the recovery wells.

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

Key Accomplishments

  • EPA conducted an action in 1996 that included removal of existing tanks, structures and equipment, and liquid waste for off-site disposal.

  • EPA has excavated and permanently placed approximately 65,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and sediment in an onsite landfill.

  • EPA began construction of the final cleanup action in September 2007.

 

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