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Voda Petroleum, Inc.

This former waste oil recycling facility in Clarksville City, Gregg County is currently in the Operation and Maintenance phase of the Superfund Program.

Site Background

The Voda Petroleum, Inc. site (aka Ultra Oil) (the site) occupies 6.12 acres at 211 Duncan Road, approximately 1.25 mile west of the intersection of FM2275 (George Richey Road) and FM3272 (North White Oak Road), 2.6 miles north-northeast of Clarksville City in Gregg County. (The address was changed from 209 Duncan Road during re-alignment for EMS services) Voda Petroleum, Inc, was operated as a waste oil recycling facility from 1981 until it was abandoned in November 1991. The site is located in a residential neighborhood with occupied residences located directly on the east and west sides. Releases from the site have been documented onto adjacent residential property and into a tributary of Campbell's Creek. A review of the facility waste management activity records revealed that Voda Petroleum, Inc. had received, stored and processed waste gasolines, oily wastes, used oil mixed with methyl ethyl ketone, varsol, trichloroethane, toluene, and hexane, crude oil, greases and waxes. In 1996, the EPA contracted an emergency removal of 462 55-gallon drums of grease or oily wastes; 14 55-gallon drums of corrosive wastes; 16 aboveground tanks and associated contaminated soil. Post removal analysis of soil samples indicated some contamination remained above health-based levels.

Superfund Actions Taken to Date

  • October 1995, TNRCC investigation and tests determined that conditions at the site posed an imminent and substantial endangerment to human health and safety. The site was referred to EPA for an immediate removal action, which was completed in November 1996. (Photo Gallery).
  • November 17, 2000, a legal notice was published in the Texas Register (25 TexReg 11594-11595), describing the site, proposing the site for listing on the state Superfund registry, and also proposing commercial/industrial land use specifications for remediation of the site contamination. The nonresidential use of the land may be considered in any remedial action proposed for the site. A public meeting to receive citizen comments was to be held at the council chamber of Clarksville City Hall on January 11, 2001.
  • November 29, 2000, a hazard ranking system (HRS) documentation record, which was completed August 15, 1995, was prepared for the Voda Petroleum Inc., site.
  • December 1, 2000, a legal notice was published in the Longview News Journal,
    describing the site, proposing the site to the state Superfund registry, and also to propose the use of commercial/industrial land use specifications for remediation of the site contamination. The nonresidential use of the land will be considered in any remedial action proposed for the site. A public meeting to receive citizen comments was to be held at the council chamber of Clarksville City Hall on January 11, 2001.
  • January 11, 2001, a community meeting was held at the Clarksville City Hall to explain the Superfund process and to receive any citizen comments on proposing commercial/industrial land use specifications to be used for remediation of site contamination.
  • January 15, 2001, a community relations plan was prepared for the Voda Petroleum Inc. site.
  • December 20, 2001, TNRCC issued a work order to initiate the remedial investigation at the site.
  • May 21, 2002, TNRCC's contractor initiated the field investigation work at the site.
  • July 15, 2002, TNRCC received a report from the contractor of the initial results of the first phase of the remedial investigation.
  • August 15, 2002, TNRCC told the contractor to complete the Phase 1 remedial
    investigation.
  • September 1, 2002, effective date of the name change from Texas Natural Resource Conservation Commission (TNRCC) to Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ).
  • November 19, 2002, TCEQ requested the contractor to perform a site survey and a lien search of the site property.
  • March 7, 2003, TCEQ received the remedial investigation Phase 1 report.
  • June 13, 2003, TCEQ issued a work order for the quarterly groundwater sampling.
  • June 16, 2003, TCEQ received the final site survey.
  • July 14, 2003, the contractor conducted the quarterly groundwater sampling at the site.
  • September 15, 2003, TCEQ approved the technical memorandum for the first phase of the remedial investigation.
  • November 2003, TCEQ approved the data usability study for the second phase of the remedial investigation.
  • December 2003, TCEQ approved screening report on chemicals of concern and issued a work order for a scope of work for the second phase of the remedial investigation and for additional quarterly groundwater monitoring under the second phase.
  • January 2004, after review and approval of the scope of work, TCEQ issued a work order to implement the field work for the second phase of the remedial investigation.
  • March 2004, TCEQ approved a revised sampling plan for the second phase of the remedial investigation.
  • April 19-26, 2004, the contractor performed the second phase field sampling of the site.
  • September 2004, TCEQ approved the remedial investigation second phase technical memorandum.
  • October 2004, TCEQ approved the August 2004 quarterly groundwater monitoring report.
  • November 2004, an amendment to a previous work order was issued to the contractor to begin the feasibility study. A second work order covered continuation of quarterly groundwater monitoring.
  • January 3, 2005, the repository was updated with additional documents: Contaminants of Concern report, Groundwater Monitoring report for 2003 and for 2004.
  • January 2005, the November 2004 quarterly groundwater monitoring report was approved.
  • April 8, 2005, the quarterly groundwater monitoring report was approved.
  • April 11, 2005, five additional monitor wells were installed during the week of April 11, 2005. Four of the monitor wells were installed downgradient of the existing monitor wells. The fifth monitor wells was located in the immediate vicinity of the most contaminated area of the site, and was screened in the next deeper groundwater zone.
  • October 17, 2005, the contractor was authorized to install two additional monitor wells at the site to complete the delineation of the contaminated groundwater plume, and to continue quarterly groundwater monitoring for the site.
  • November 16-18, 2005, the monitor wells were installed.
  • November 2005, quarterly groundwater monitoring was conducted for the 17 site monitor wells.
  • February 2006, quarterly groundwater monitoring was conducted for the 17 site monitor wells.
  • May 2006, quarterly groundwater monitoring was conducted for the 17 site monitor wells.
  • June 8, 2006, the engineer was given authorization to prepare pre-feasibility study memorandum for the site.
  • June 12, 2006, the contractor was given authorization to prepare a protective concentration levels (PCL) document for the site.
  • July 2006, quarterly groundwater sampling was conducted for the 17 site monitor wells.
  • August 12, 2006, the pre-feasibility study memorandum was approved.
  • September 11, 2006, the protective concentration level document was approved.
  • October 2006, quarterly groundwater sampling was conducted for the 17 site monitor wells.
  • January 2007, quarterly groundwater sampling was conducted for the 17 site monitor wells.
  • April 19, 2007, the alternative screening document memorandum was reviewed and approved as the first submittal for the feasibility study.
  • May 2007, two additional monitor wells were installed to complete the delineation of the contaminated groundwater plume. Quarterly sampling was conducted for the 19 site monitor wells.
  • July 2007, quarterly sampling was conducted for the 19 site monitor wells.
  • November 30, 2007, the detailed analysis technical memorandum was reviewed and approved as the second submittal for the feasibility study.
  • January 10, 2008, the final feasibility study report was reviewed and approved.
  • April 2008, quarterly groundwater monitoring was performed.
  • June 2008, read the text of the proposed remedial action document (PRAD).
  • August 2008, quarterly groundwater monitoring was performed.
  • September 19, 2008, Legal notices were published in the Texas Register and the Longview News Journal announcing a public meeting would be held Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 7:00 p.m., in the Broadway Elementary School Cafeteria, 200 East Broadway, in Gladewater, Texas. The purpose of the meeting is to obtain public input and information concerning the proposed remedy for the site.
  • October 23, 2008, a public meeting was held at the Broadway Elementary School Cafeteria in Gladewater, TX, to explain the proposed remedy selection. The proposed remedy consists of excavation with offsite disposal for site soil and enhanced bioremediation for the site groundwater. Exposure to the groundwater will be controlled and prevented by recording institutional controls in the real property records. Institutional controls would be placed on each property which overlies groundwater that is contaiminated above the PCLs. There were no objections voiced to the proposed remedy at the meeting.
  • December 12, 2008, Selection of Remedy and Responsiveness Summary letter mailed to Potentially Responsible Parties.  The Good Faith Offer deadline was extended until February 20, 2009.
  • February 2009, the TCEQ hosted a settlement conference to facilitate formation of a group of potentially responsible parties whose purpose is to negotiate a settlement agreement.The Good Faith Offer deadline was extended until June 22, 2009.
  • August 18, 2009, the plume management zone evaluation report was approved.
  • February 12, 2010, Final Administrative Order issued.
  • April 2010, Design Concept Memorandum approved. A Design Concept Memorandum describes the remedial action in general terms, and identifies and documents significant decision items which form the basis for the final remedial design.
  • May 7, 2010, TCEQ approved the Field Sampling Plan and Air Monitoring Plan for Remedial Design and/or Remedial Action activities.
  • June 2010, soil remedial design approved.
  • July 2010, groundwater remedial design approved.
  • July 12, 2010, soil and groundwater remedial action field activities initiated.
  • August 31, 2010, all remedial actions completed.
  • November 2010 through August 2011, monthly O&M of the groundwater remediation treatment system was conducted.
  • February 2011, quarterly O&M groundwater monitoring was conducted.
  • May 2011, quarterly O&M groundwater monitoring was conducted.
  • August 2011, quarterly O&M groundwater monitoring was conducted.
  • November 2011, quarterly O&M groundwater monitoring was performed at the site.
  • January 2012, quarterly O&M groundwater monitoring was performed at the site.
  • May 2012, quarterly O&M groundwater monitoring was performed at the site.
  • August 2012, quarterly O&M groundwater monitoring was performed at the site.
  • November 2012, semi-annual O&M groundwater monitoring was performed at the site.
  • May 2013, semi-annual O&M groundwater monitoring was performed at the site.

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Site Specific Information

EPA ID : TXD061287918
Location : Clarksville City, Gregg County
Site Status : Cleanup Complete - O & M
Type of Facility : Waste Oil Recycling
Category : Listed on Registry
Media Affected : Soil, Groundwater
Latitude : 32º33'39"N
Longitude : -94º52'43"W
Hazard Ranking Score (HRS) : 23.6
Contaminants at time of HRS : Heavy Metals, Volatile Organics
TCEQ Region : Tyler - 5
Funded by : Hazardous & Solid Waste Remediation Fee Account

>Contact Information

Superfund Project Manager
Craig Watts
512-239-0347 or 1-800-633-9363
E-mailsuperfnd@tceq.texas.gov

Superfund Community Relations Liaison
Crystal Taylor
512-239-3844 or 1-800-633-9363
E-mailsuperfnd@tceq.texas.gov

Records Repositories

Longview Public Library
222 W Cotton St
Longview, TX 75601
903-237-1350

TCEQ Central File Room
12100 Park 35 Circle Building E,
First Floor Room 103
Austin, TX 78753
512-239-2900
512-239-1850 (fax)
cfrreq@tceq.texas.gov