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Force Road Oil and Vacuum Truck

This former wastewater disposal and oil recovery facility in Brazoria County was accepted into the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program. No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

Site Summary

This site is on approximately 28 acres, southeast of Arcola on both sides of the road at 1722 CR 573. From 1971 to 1983 Force Road Oil and Vacuum Truck Company operated a wastewater disposal and oil recovery facility, separating oil from wastewater in five surface impoundments.

The company stored reclaimed oil in three aboveground storage tanks and waste in three underground storage tanks. Waste materials included heavy metals, volatile organics, semi-volatile organics, chlorinated solvents, organochlorine pesticides, and polychlorinated biphenyls. Surface water, groundwater, pond sediments, and soils were impacted.  

Superfund Registry and Remedial Investigation

The TCEQ proposed the site to the state Superfund registry in October 2000.  In 2002, a group of potentially responsible parties (PRPs) entered into an agreed administrative order to perform the remedial investigation and feasibility study which they completed in 2009.    In May 2009, the group applied to the TCEQ to address the site under the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) program. 

Current Status

The site was accepted into the TCEQ VCP in 2009 and was deleted from the registry in 2010. No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

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Site Specific Information

Type of Facility: Wastewater disposal and oil recovery
Location: Arcola, Brazoria County
Latitude: 29.474930°
Longitude: -95.449797°
Site Phase: The site was remediated under the TCEQ VCP
Media Affected: Surface water, groundwater, sediments, and soils
TCEQ Region: Houston - 12
Funded by: Hazardous & Solid Waste Remediation Fee Account

Contact Information
Voluntary Cleanup Program Contact
Joe Bell
512-239-6753 or 1-800-633-9363

Superfund Program Contact
Jeffrey E. Patterson
Phone: 512-239-2489 or 1-800-633-9363

Records Repositories
Alvin Branch Library
105 S. Gordon Street
Alvin TX 77511

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