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Conroe One of 11 Sites to Receive Superfund Funding
Release Date: 7/17/2003
Contact Information: For more information contact the Office of External Affairs at (214) 665-2200.
Conroe Creosote in Conroe, Texas, is one of 11 new sites nationwide to receive funding for Superfund cleanup this year. By prioritizing these sites based on public health risk, we are ensuring they are cleaned up first. Funding in the amount of $2.05 million will be used to complete the cleanup, further protecting human health and the environment from onsite contamination.
The site is a former wood treating facility. Wood preserving activity using pentachlorophenol, creosote and copper chromated arsenate contaminated on-site soils and structures. The cleanup will address contamination above health-based levels at on-site and off-site locations, including Stewarts Creek and off-site drainage areas.
"I am pleased that four Region 6 sites are slated for quick cleanup. We are committed to completing our cleanup work at Conroe within the next year. Ultimately, this property will be available for redevelopment, bringing new jobs and a healthier environment to this community," EPA Regional Administrator Richard E. Greene said.
EPA will continue to work with potentially responsible parties to recover its costs at all Superfund sites. Historically, about 70 percent of Superfund cleanup activities have been paid for by responsible parties. There are currently 729 cleanup projects underway at 450 sites nationwide, 41 of which are in Texas.
More information about Conroe Creosote is available on the Internet at https://www.epa.gov/earth1r6/6sf/pdffiles/conroe.pdf.