• Site At-a-Glance

Bailey Waste Disposal Superfund Site

PNL's Role

PNL has been contracted to manage the O&M of the Site remedy which includes two 7-acre engineered caps containing stabilized waste. The caps contain passive gas vents and extensive riprap for erosion protection. PNL's scope of work includes maintaining the vegetation on the caps and within the riprap areas, conducting Site inspections, completing an annual Site Inspection Report and ensuring the remedy continues to be protective of human health and the environment. Additionally, PNL has been contracted as the Project Coordinator and Construction Manager for procurement and construction of a new Site access bridge.

Project History

The 280-acre Bailey Waste Disposal site is located in Bridge City, Texas. The site owner constructed two ponds on site in the early 1950s as part of the Bailey Fish Camp. The fish camp operated at the site until 1961, when Hurricane Carla introduced saline waters into the ponds, killing the freshwater fish. Disposal of industrial and municipal waste took place near the ponds until 1971. Waste disposal activities contaminated groundwater, surface water and soil. Following construction of the site's remedy, EPA took the site off the Superfund program's National Priorities List (NPL) in 2007. Operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.

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