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Solvent Recovery Services

This former solvent recovery facility in Arcola, Fort Bend County, was cleaned up under the state Superfund Program. No further Superfund action is needed.

Site Summary

The Solvent Recovery Services site is located at 5502 FM 521, on the west side of FM 521, approximately 0.2 miles south of the intersection with Highway 6, in Arcola. Approximately half an acre of the five-acre site was used from 1976 to 1984 for recovering solvents from paint wastes. Releases during this process left the ground contaminated with metals and organic chemicals.

Superfund Registry and Beginning Cleanup

The TCEQ proposed the site to the state Superfund registry in October 1987 and listed it in January 1988. In 1991, the potentially responsible parties (PRPs) removed contaminated soil and a concrete slab, and placed paint wastes and waste sludge from two on-site tanks into drums for proper disposal.

Remedial Investigation and Action

From 1992 to 1998, the PRPs conducted a remedial investigation with oversight from the TCEQ. The PRPs removed and replaced an additional 150 cubic yards of soil and sediment.
In 2001, the TCEQ concluded that the site needed no further remedial actions. The site was deleted from the state Superfund Registry in January 2002.

Current Status

The cleanup is complete. The site needs no additional state Superfund environmental response actions.

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