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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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