Superfund Site: BAILEY WASTE DISPOSAL
BRIDGE CITY, TX

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 280-acre Bailey Waste Disposal site is located in Bridge City, Texas. The site owner constructed two ponds on site in the early 1950s as part of the Bailey Fish Camp. The fish camp operated at the site until 1961, when Hurricane Carla introduced saline waters into the ponds, killing the freshwater fish. Disposal of industrial and municipal waste took place near the ponds until 1971. Waste disposal activities contaminated groundwater, surface water and soil. Following construction of the site’s remedy, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2007. Operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.