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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The State Marine of Port Arthur Superfund site is a 17-acre industrial tract of land east of Port Arthur, Texas. In the 1960s and 1970s, parties used the site for municipal landfill and barge cleaning operations. In 1998, EPA listed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). In 2001, EPA removed source materials from the site. Removal activities included waste removal, water treatment, oil/water separation, and sludge stabilization and off-site disposal. After completing the removal action, EPA determined that the site did not pose a risk to human health or the environment based on an industrial/commercial future land use scenario. EPA deleted the site from the NPL in 2012. The site owner is currently using the site as an industrial property for barge cleaning and metal scrapping activities.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2019, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 120 people and generated an estimated $27,000,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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