Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

BAILEY WASTE DISPOSAL
BRIDGE CITY, TX

Redevelopment

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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 Bailey Waste Disposal Superfund site is located about three miles from Bridge City, Texas. The site was originally part of a tidal marsh near the confluence of the Neches River and Sabine Lake. In the early 1950s, the property owner built two ponds on the site by dredging the marsh and piling the sediments to form levees around the ponds. In the 1950s and 1960s, the property owner allowed industrial and municipal waste disposal on part of the site. EPA placed the site on the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984 to address soil and sediment contamination. Key cleanup actions included disposing of some waste off site and capping the remaining waste material on site. Potentially responsible parties completed cleanup actions in 1997. These actions protected sensitive wetlands and made them safe for wildlife and recreational activities. Site inspection and maintenance activities continue.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2016, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

State contact (TCEQ): Andy Bajwa, 713-422-8926, Andy.Bajwa@tceq.texas.gov

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