Redevelopment of the Tex-Tin Superfund Site
10-Year Anniversary Site Reuse Spotlight
The 170-acre Tex Tin site Superfund site is a former tin and copper smelter. The site contained numerous waste piles, waste water treatment ponds, open and closed acid ponds, slag piles, a permitted low level radioactive waste landfill, and an inactive hydrocarbon recovery facility. Cleanup activities to address the site included on-site stabilization of contaminated sediments and excavation of contaminated soil from residential yards.
To facilitate redevelopment at the Tex Tin site, EPA, Texas City officials, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and site developers collaborated to put to use several tools offered by EPA. A Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Pilot Grant in 2001 and the nation?s first Ready for Reuse determination in 2003 paved the way for the Site?s on-going redevelopment as the Texas City Phoenix International Terminal. The new terminal will include warehouse distribution, freight forwarding, container storage facilities, and a full-service truck stop to support the nearby deep water terminal.