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Background Information:

The EPA issued an Action Memorandum on April 2, 2010 for a Time Critical Removal Action (TCRA) to stabilize the waste pits and to prevent direct human and benthic contact with the waste materials until the site is fully characterized and a remedy is selected.

A Remedial Investigation/Feasibility Study (RI/FS) is also being carried out to address the nature and extent of activities beginning with the preliminary perimeter. While the two impoundments are currently located directly north of the I-10 Bridge with one partially submerged in the San Jacinto River, an additional impoundment is suspected to be located directly south of the I-10 Bridge and is being investigated under the RI/FS. Watershed management strategies will address permitted disposal activities within the permits area of concern.

After the Site is fully delineated, a complete description will be presented in the Record of Decision, along with Wastes and Volumes to be addressed by the Remedial Action.

Please contact Ms. Tina Walker by email at tina.walker@dshs.state.tx.us or via telephone at 512-776-2932, if there are any questions or comments.

http://www.epa.gov/region6/6sf/texas/san_jacinto/