Pasadena superfund site
I had read about US Oil Recovery in Pasadena and I was curious.
At one time, it was one of the city’s oldest waste water treatment plants. But, the city sold it to a private company and it was turned it into a industrial waste treatment plant; that was when things started to go down hill. Long story short, there was an “incident” four or five years ago when a heavy rain flooded the area and washed toxic waste into Vince Bayou. The TCEQ and the EPA jumped in as it was considered an emergency.
From what I gathered, the TCEQ then launched an investigation. It took years, but just last September the site was finally listed as a superfund site.
I drove by on News Years Day. To me, it seemed a place where nightmares are created. Looking at it from the outside, I had a feeling of dread and I knew this was a place where terrible things must have happened.