Superfund record of decision: French Limited, TX




U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Journal Title

Journal ISSN

Volume Title


U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response


The French Limited, Inc. (FLI) site, a 22.5 acre tract of land, is located in Harris County, Texas. The site is situated one mile east of the San Jacinto River. The entire site is within the 100-year flood plain of the river and has flooded frequently in the past. In 1966 and 1972, approximately 300,000 cu yds of industrial wastes from area petrochemical companies were deposited in as unlined 7.3 acre pit, formerly an active sand pit. In 1982, the U.S. EPA conducted and Immediate Removal Action (IRA). The dike was repaired and the majority of discharged sludges were pumped back into the pit. Sludge and soil from the waste pit and adjacent slough include the following primary contaminants: PCB's, PCP, organics, VOC's, metals and arsenic. The selected remedial action for this site includes: in-situ biodegradation of sludges and contaminated soils with aeration of the lagoon waste for degradation enhancement; stabilization of residues, and ground water pump and treatment.


93 pgs.


polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)