EPA Superfund Program: FALCON REFINERY, INGLESIDE, TX

Superfund Site Profile

Current Status

The EPA is currently in the process of performing the remaining RI/FS work through its federal contracting procedures and started field sampling activities in September 2013. EPA completed field sampling in October 2014. The RI/FS is expected to be completed the fall of 2015.

Site Background

The 104-acre Falcon Refinery site is located near Ingleside, Texas. An oil refinery previously operated at the site. When in operation, the refinery had a capacity of 40,000 barrels per day. Primary products consisted of naphtha, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel and fuel oil. The refinery also transferred and stored vinyl acetate. Refinery activities and waste disposal practices have contaminated the site with hazardous chemicals. Investigations are underway to assess the nature and extent of contamination and to explore appropriate cleanup options.

National Priorities Listing (NPL) History
Proposal Date:  September 5, 2002
Final Listing Date: September 16, 2011
Population: The population of the City of Ingleside is approximately 9,388.
Setting: The Site consists of an abandoned refinery that has operated intermittently since 1980.  When in operation, the refinery operated at 40,000 barrels per day capacity with primary products consisting of naphtha, jet fuel, kerosene, diesel, and fuel oil.  The refinery processed material that consisted not only of crude oil but also hazardous substances.  The Site is bordered by wetlands to the northeast and southeast, residential areas to the north and southwest, an abandoned refinery to the northwest, and a construction company to the southwest.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
No
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Insufficient Data
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
No