Public Health Assessment for Malone Service Company, Swan Lake Plant Texas City, Galveston County , Texas EPA Facility ID: TXD980864789




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The Malone Service Company (MSC) is adjacent to Galveston Bay and associated wetlands in Texas City, Galveston County, Texas. The site covers approximately 150 acres and was used as a hazardous waste storage, reclamation, and disposal facility from 1964 to 1996. The MSC site was listed on the National Priorities List (NPL) on June 14, 2001, based on evidence that hazardous substances from the facility have contaminated the underlying groundwater and have migrated to Galveston Bay, a National Estuary and major fishery, and associated wetlands. The Texas Department of Health (TDH) under a cooperative agreement with the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) reviewed available environmental information for the site and evaluated the primary pathways through which people might come into contact with contaminants from the site. Based on available information, we have concluded that, at present, none of these pathways present a public health hazard. A brief review of the exposure pathways that were considered is presented below




57U Medicine & Biology: Public Health & Industrial Medicine, 68G Environmental Pollution & Control: Environmental Health & Safety, Air, Community health, Contaminants, Counties, Demographics, Disposal, Environmental contamination, Estuaries, Facilities, Fisheries, Galveston, Galveston bay, Galveston County, Ground water, Health hazards, Health outcomes, Public health, Reclamation, Risk assessment, Sediments, Soils, Surface water, Texas, Toxic substances, United States, Wetlands