William J. Gossom Article
By BILL HESTER ' Plan Praised Southwestern Refining ; Co.'s planned new waste treatment control would be similar to several other plants recently called ^ e x e m ' p i a r y ' ' b y t h e Environmental Protection: Agency, a company representative said today. William' J.' Gossom, of 'Williams Brothers Waste Control, tulsa, Okja., who are building the plant for Southwestern, testified at a staff hearing of the Texas WaterQuality Board here today. George W. Stephenson, consultant for Southwestern, said the completion date for the facility is now Dec. 1, instead of Sept v l. Gossom said lack of tank steel has From Page 1 decayed the project. .. ..; Â· . . ! Southwestern;. is applying .for an amendment toIts'wastecontrol order! The ame.pd.mehV:.^0uTd^,.refIeict.', plant expansions tha^ have been underway for .the past two years at its local refinery. Stevenson said the refinery will process 100,000 barrels of crude, oil a day after the expansion is, finished. Currently, the refinery processes about 50,000 a day, he said. ' . . , . . - V . . ' ;;...-,; . .... The refinery'wiU increase its discharge of treated industrial waste water into the Corpus Christi -Ship 'Channel. The discharge consists of process -water, cooling water, boiler blowdown, storm water runoff and ballast water. Gossom said the facility is designed tp handle up to 15 inches of storm runoff water m 24 hours before, overflowing. But h,e-'said overflow damage to the surrounding environment would be minimum. ' ' " ' ' A .hearing also was conducted 'on permits sought by the Aransas County MUD No. 1. One permit sought is for the discharge of domestic sewage effluent, the other for a proposed water treatment plant. The sewer -plant will be located immediately west of Park Road 13 on Lamar Peninsula and the water plant would be on the south side of Eighth'' Street, about 450 feet west of Park Road 13. - ' . Gordon Hampton of the Aransas County Engineering Co., representing the applicant, said the discharge into St. Charles Bay, proposed at Eighth Street, would contain 9,000 parts per million dissolved solids. He said sea water contains 30,000 permilHonofdissolvedsolids. Choke From Page accompany him to Port Isabel "I think it will be a general with the,TWDB and whether they consider assisting us in. financing or building a dam," Townsend said. "It is clear that this state agency interested in the dam project," said, and apparently the group is the city's progress in seeking federal assistance.