EPA Superfund Program: STATE MARINE OF PORT ARTHUR, JEFFERSON COUNTY, TX

Superfund Site Profile

Current Status

The EPA issued a “No Further Action is Necessary” Record of Decision in April 2007.  This decision was based on a Removal Action, which addressed the materials that posed a risk to human and ecological receptors, and the Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessments, that determined there was no risk to human health and the environment.  Institutional controls (i.e., deed restrictions) are in place and have been recorded at the local county offices to ensure that the Site’s use remains industrial/commercial.

The EPA proposed to delete the Site from the National Priorities List (NPL).  A “Notice of Intent to Delete” and a “Direct Final Notice of Deletion” were published in the Federal Register (FR) on December 6, 2011.  The deletion became effective on February 6, 2012.  Deletion of the Site from the NPL does not preclude further response actions under Superfund.

Site Background

The 17-acre State Marine of Port Arthur site is located in Port Arthur, Texas. The site is the former location of a barge-cleaning operation and a municipal landfill. Site activities contaminated soils, sediments and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2012.

National Priorities Listing History
Proposal Date: March 06, 1998
Final Listing Date: July 28, 1998
Population: Approximately 61,000 people live in the City of Port Arthur.
Setting: The owner is currently using the Site as an industrial property and land use surrounding the Site is industrial.


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SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (06/22/2007)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Not a Ground Water Site
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes