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Hall Street

This former waste disposal site in Galveston County is in the Remedy Selection phase of the state Superfund program.

Site Summary

The Hall Street state Superfund site is located in a mixed rural and residential area north of the Dickinson city limits in Galveston County, at the northeast corner of the intersection of 20th Street (formerly Hall Street) and California Avenue. The site was used in the late 1950s and 1960s for the disposal of chemical and petrochemical wastes. A variety of wastes, including liquids, polymers, sludge, and tars were disposed of by open-field dumping or by burial in shallow trenches and pits.

Superfund Registry and Investigation

The site was proposed for listing on the state registry of Superfund sites in the July 25, 1986, issue of the Texas Register (11 TexReg 3421) and listed on the state registry of Superfund sites in the January 16, 1987 issue of the Texas Register (12 TexReg 205). In 1992, the Texas Water Commission, a predecessor agency to the TCEQ, began the remedial investigation and constructed a fence around the perimeter of the site.

In 2009, the TCEQ conducted a removal action that consisted of excavation and disposal of approximately 9,187 tons of buried waste and associated contaminated soil that was acting as a source of groundwater contamination. Backfilling with clean soil was completed to fill in the excavations.

From 2009 to 2018, the TCEQ continued RI activities, including extensive groundwater monitoring of four groundwater-bearing units beneath the site.

Current Status

In February 2019, the TCEQ completed the focused feasibility study, which evaluated remedial action alternatives for the site. Also in February 2019, the TCEQ prepared a Proposed Remedial Action Document, which presents the proposed remedial action alternative (remedy) and describes the evaluation process that was used to select the proposed remedy.

The TCEQ will hold a public meeting on April 4, 2019, in Dickinson, Galveston County, Texas, concerning the proposed remedy for the site. A legal notice was published in the Texas Register (44 TexReg 1183) and The Daily News newspaper on March 1, 2019.

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