Brio Refining, Inc. Superfund site Geography City Unincorporated area surrounded by the cities of Houston, Pearland, and Friendswood County Harris County State Texas Coordinates 29°34′27″N 95°12′33″W / 29.5743°N 95.2093°WCoordinates: 29°34′27″N 95°12′33″W / 29.5743°N 95.2093°W Brio Refining, Inc. Information CERCLIS ID TXD980625453 Contaminants 1,1,2-trichloroethane 1,2-dichloroethene 1,1-dichloroethane 1,2-dichloroethane 1,1-dichloroethene vinyl chloride phenanthrene fluoranthene bis-(2-chloroethyl) ether Responsible parties Brio Site Task Force Progress Proposed October 15, 1984 Listed March 31, 1989 Construction completed April 28, 2004 Deleted December 28, 2006 List of Superfund sites The Brio Superfund site is a former industrial location in Harris County, Texas at the intersection of Beamer Road and Dixie Farm Road, about 16 miles (26 km) southeast of downtown Houston, and adjacent to the Dixie Oil Processors Superfund site. It is a federal Superfund site, although it was deleted from the National Priorities List in December 2006. A neighboring residential subdivision called South Bend, now abandoned, was located along and north of the northern boundary of Brio North. The former South Bend neighborhood consisted of about 670 homes, an elementary school, and a Little League baseball field. Documents pertaining to the Brio Superfund site are located at the San Jacinto College South Campus Library, which houses Brio Site Repository Documents, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrative Records, and documents concerning the adjoining Dixie Oil Processors site. Site history and contamination The 58-acre Brio Refinery site was home to several chemical companies between 1957 and 1982, when the owner, Brio Refinery Inc. declared bankruptcy and ceased operations. During that period, the site had been used for copper recovery and petroleum re-refining, typically the processing of tar, sludge, and other residue from oil tanks and other sources, as also occurred at the adjacent Dixie Oil Processors site. Throughout the years, at both sites, unprocessed petroleum and waste materials were stored in 12 large earthen pits, ranging from 14 to 32 feet deep and extending into porous
Photo: IVEE SAULS Image 1of/1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: IVEE SAULS Contaminant leak discovered at Brio Superfund site Back to Gallery The Brio Superfund site on Dixie Farm Road in southern Harris County is leaking contaminants, a representative with the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed to The Pearland Journal newspaper Thursday morning. EPA Superfund Remedial Project Manager Gary Miller said the contaminant plume is not a threat to residents, but also said further testing is being done to determine the extent of the contamination. “It’s my understanding that there aren’t any water wells down in that area and our sampling so far has just been on the site,” Miller told The Journal. “But based on that now, we don’t know how far it’s gone. That’s part of the investigation that’s going to be done. Initial indications are that it hadn’t moved very far, very fast.” Miller said initial testing indicated the chemicals found are 1,2-dichloroethane and Vinyl Chloride. “Up until fairly recently, there wasn’t any contamination detected. As a part of the regular monitoring, they started getting detections of those chemicals in the deeper monitoring wells. So what’s been happening out there is a follow-on investigation to try to characterize that and see where it’s going and what it’s doing,” Miller said. The 58-acre Brio site, located at 2501 Dixie Farm and Beamer Road, was declared a federal Superfund site as the result of a $207 million court settlement for a 1992 toxic waste case. The case drew national attention and necessitated the demolition of an adjacent elementary school and the 670-home Southbend subdivision, forcing the relocation of thousands of residents. Brio was operated as an industrial facility from the late 1950s through 1982. During that span the site was used for copper
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