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Dorchester Refining Company

This former refinery site in Mount Pleasant, Titus County was accepted into the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP). No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

Site Summary
From 1936-1984 a petroleum refinery operated on approximately 138 acres at 1723 West 1st Street in Mount Pleasant, Titus County. Operations involved refining gasoline, diesel, and asphalt products. In the mid-1990s the TCEQ inspected the site, noted violations, and filed enforcement actions against the operators.  

Superfund Registry and Investigation
The TCEQ conducted remedial investigations at the site from 1998-2003. The investigations revealed elevated levels of heavy metals (cadmium, chromium, lead, and mercury) and semi-volatile constituents (pyrene, chrysene, benzo(b)- and benzo(k)-flouranthene, benzo(a)pyrene, ideno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene, and benzo(g,h,i)perlyene) in site soils, and cadmium, chromium, and lead in sediments at nearby Tankersley creek. The TCEQ proposed the site to the State Superfund registry in May 2005.

Remedial Action
Potentially responsible parties offered to address the site, and entered into  a VCP agreement with the TCEQ. The site was accepted into the Voluntary Cleanup program in 2007 and deleted from the registry.

Current Status
No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

Site Specific Information

Type of Facility: Petroleum refinery
Location: Mount Pleasant, Titus County
Latitude: 33.154167º
Longitude: -94.987500º
Site Phase: The site was remediated under the VCP
Media Affected: Surface soil, sediment
TCEQ Region: Tyler - 5
Funded by: potentially responsible parties

Contact Information
Voluntary Cleanup Program Contact
Stephanie Saldana
512-239-3555 or 1-800-633-9363

Superfund Program Contact
Jeffrey Beckage
Phone: 512-239-3582 or 1-800-633-9363

Records Repositories
TCEQ Central File Room
12100 Park 35 Circle Building E,
First Floor Room 103
Austin, TX 78753
512-239-1850 (fax)