Former Refinery Superfund Site
Location: Col-Tex Superfund Site, Colorado City, Texas
Project Value: $48 Million
This Superfund Site was defined by the TCEQ as the “#1 State Superfund Site in Texas”. The site was occupied by a former refinery that operated from 1928 to 1969 on about 175 acres near Colorado City, TX. The refinery was dismantled in the 1970s, with the exception of several aboveground storage tanks. These tanks were believed to be a source of contamination found in the river at that time. For purposes of cleanup, five areas of concern were designated: North Pond Area, Col-Tex 1 which includes the Former Tank Farm, Col-Tex 2, the Former Refinery Area, and the National Foam Cushion Property.