Superfund record of decision: Sikes Disposal Pits




U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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


The Sikes Disposal Pits site is bordered by the San Jacinto River on the west, Jackson Bayou on the north, and U.S. Highway 90 on the south. Chemical wastes from area petrochemical industries and numerous drums were deposited onsite in several old sandpits. A preliminary sampling at the site indicated the presence of phenolic compounds and other organics. A removal action by the EPA removed approximately 440 cubic yards of phenolic tars from a partially buried pit. Subsequent studies at the site incicated the need for a total remedial site plan. The primary contaminants of concern include: organics, toluence, creosote, benzene, xylene, phenolic compounds, halides, dichloroethane, vinyl chloride. Remedial action is proposed and concluded in the report.


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chemical pollution, point source pollution, public health, flooding, swamps, organic compounds, ground water, surface water, chemical pollutants, benzene, xylene