Legacy/Atochem Site

State TrusteeAO Bureau

Also Known As

Incident Type

Chemical

State

Texas

Case Status

Closed

Location

Brazos County, Fin-Feather Lake‚Äč

Authority

Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds

Financial Summary

Restoration Funds Collected:

$1,116,946.62

*Restoration Funds Allocated:

$1,131,344.74

*Restoration Funds Remaining:

($949,999.30)

* Restoration Funds can contain multiple settlements/projects. All collections are placed in interest bearing accounts. For detailed information on individual settlements/ projects please visit: NRDAR Status Report

Case Description

The Arkema facility is a former agricultural pesticide producer, manufacturer of arsenic acid and formulator of herbicides, fungicides and insecticides at its facility located at 201 West Dodge Street in Bryan, Brazos County, Texas ("Facility"). The Facility produced arsenic acid and for a period of time formulated certain insecticides and fungicides some time prior to 1944 until operations ceased in 1993. The Facility is located adjacent to Finfeather Lake, which may have received discharges of arsenic and other hazardous substances from the Facility. Surface water and sediments from Finfeather Lake were discharged through the former Kazmier Pond to the un-named connecting channel downstream to Bryan Municipal Lake. The natural resources affected by releases at or from the Facility include the aquatic habitats associated with Finfeather and Bryan Municipal Lakes, including but not limited to: surface waters, submerged lands, sediments, wetlands, migratory avian species, wildlife, fisheries and other aquatic organisms. The Trustees determined that at least 402 acres of open water aquatic habitat and bottomland hard woods / riparian habitat would be need to compensate for injuries to natural resource due to releases from the site. In 2013 the Trustees reached settlement with Arkema for $1.4 million in natural resource damages and Trustee costs. The Trustees are currently evaluating restoration alternatives.

Case Documents


 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date

Settlement

 Complaint Complaint 04/03/2013
 Consent Decree Consent Decree 08/27/2013

Restoration

 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Final Damage Assessment and Restoration Plan for the Former Arkema, Inc. Agriculture Pesticide Formulation Production Facility in Bryan, Texas 11/30/2016

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Case Contact

Corpus Christi Ecological Services Field Office

Corpus Christi, TX | (361) 994-9005 | http://www.fws.gov/southwest/es/TexasCoastal/

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