This is a map of all of the ESRM samples, with each sample location represented by a pin symbol that describes the results of the analysis. A description of each pin symbol is shown below the map. You can click on a pin to view a popup that describes the sample in more detail. Clicking on the sample title in the popup displays a page with even further details about the sample.
You can filter the map according to whether the samples were positive for Paraoxon, Methyl Parathion or whether the sample was Cataloged. When a sample is cataloged that means that it has been registered in a third party database (e.g., NCBI).
This location was chosen based on the fact that it was a farmland and active farming is done here in this 288 acre plot land. The location is openland across all the sides. The sample was collected from Houston outskirts, precisely from Richmond. The land soil was moist and had a dark texture. It almost looked as if new fresh batch of cultivation was seen. The location had just one Harlem road connecting it to the city. It was mostly quiet with few to none population around. The closest residential place from the location is 8 miles.There was no water body seen around. To get the sample I went inside the farmland towards the center and dug a hole. I took a scoop of soil sample. The soil sample was dark texture with very few fine particles, thick in context, had a distinct pungent smell to it.
This sample was taken at near the water-front at River Terrace Park in Channelview. This park is located off of Old River, which empties into the Buffalo Bayou. The numerous chemical plants near this location could provide a source of organophosphate pollutants, therefore being a potential location for organophosphate degrading micobes.
Weather Stone Circle, Katie Leigh Dr.
sample collected 6 yards away from the shore
Sample Collected on January 25 at 1426. The location was in River Terrace Park in Channelview Texas, 77530. Along the rocks wall between the Old River and land. In the immediate vicinity, there is a playground and a community of homes directly across the street.
Soil sample collected near the Buffalo Bayou at Addicks & Barker reservoirs in a flat, grassland-like area.
The sample was founded near a Marine Training Center and a body of water connected to the Carpenter's Bayou, which is connected to Gulf Of Mexico. The area is also near various military buildings, a lot of ships because there is a port close by, and some manufacturing companies. There is a street drainage system that connects all the buildings. It did rain recently so the soil appeared mildly wet and dark.
The soil sample was collected at approximately 9AM on January 27th. The soil an its surrounding environment were wet when the sample was being collected. The collection site was at near the intersection between US-59 and US-59 BUS at Hungerford. There was no plants being grown on the collection site, however, there was some signs of plow and pipelines nearby the field. The sample was collected at approximately 8 inches depth of digging from the surface. This sample was collected for the testing of bacteria's pesticide degradation ability.
The soil collected clumped and damp. It was yellow brown in color with a clay-like texture. It was collected near a water treatment facility.
Had recently rained the night before, very muddy, clay-like texture. Paraoxon positive with 25 colonies and 13 halos. Methyl Parathion negative.
I collected this soil sample on a ranch thats has farming activity occurring frequently. In the surrounding area was livestock and a creek bin. The ground was pretty damp when the sample was collected.
The sample was collected at a creek side. The soil is moist, light brown in color, and clay-like texture. The creek shown sign of marine life.
I collected this sample on a Sunday 2/2/2020 afternoon around 2pm. It was a clear day and the ground was just moist not too wet. This place was a previously empty land that has recently turned into an active farmland.
Coordinates: (29.647715, -95.716027).
The sample was collected in an isolated location not too far from a park. The area from which the sample was collected was also near a bayou. There were many trees and untended patches of land. The sample itself had a very rough consistency and was light brown. It was slightly moist, possibly because of the rain from the day before. The sample was collected by digging nearly 8 inches near the root area of a tree.
I chose this location based on its vicinity to Buffalo Bayou and the EPA Superfund Site Patrick Bayou. The location is a park near a commemorating memorial to the Republic of Texas called the San Jacinto Monument. This spot sits at the mouth of the Buffalo Bayou and Houston Ship Channel where hundreds of ships travel in and out every day. There is a ferry at the end of the land mass along with a restaurant. There were also several warning signs posted near the water's edge banning visitors from fishing or swimming in the water. To get the sample, I climbed down to the edge of the shoreline and dug my hole where the grass was growing. There was litter and visible oil marks on the shore that I could see.
This sample was collected on the shoreline of a peninsula sticking into Crystal Bay that is directly adjacent to the oil refineries and industrial corridor of Houston. The location is a park with a large playground site, and while I was collecting, I noticed several people out fishing in the water. I chose this site because it was suggested by the lab instructor and there were previous soil samples collected here with positive results. I took the sample from an area close to the water where the soil was relatively soft from recent rains.
The sample was collected at the edge of the Highland Acid Pits on Clear Lake Rd. The area is well known to be highly contaminated from years of dumping waste that has caused the water to become highly acidic. This is confirmed by my experience; the smell was strong. Wearing protective gear, I walked into the water and collected my sample from the depths of an eroded mound. There was a storm drain letting water into the pool that had visible rusting on the floor of the pool with red, metallic sediment all around it. There was no visible aquatic life in the pool, but there were several snakes surrounding the area. Next to the pool was a large generator, a mobile home community, and the Baytown Boat Club. I drove through a residential neighborhood to get to this location.
This sample was collected near a ditch with visible runoff from two nearby businesses: a concrete pipe company and a landscaping firm. The site was chosen based on its vicinity to two EPA Superfund sites. Within about 100 yards of the sample collection site, there was a children's playground and a middle school. I found the site by following an industrial truck carrying some sort of fluid. I watched that truck and two others like it back up to a manmade body water and dump their contents into the pool. My assumption was that this was normal behavior for the business and because of recent rains, the pool often overflowed into the area that I collected from.
This sample was taken outside of the TDCJ Darrington Unit. There was plowed farmland on both sides of the road and all around this general location but nothing growing at the time this sample was collected. The sample was taken from a hole I dug next to the plowed farmland where grass was growing. The ground was soft and muddy. Upon digging it was noticed that the ground had many little rocks and some grassroots present. The soil was dark brown and I did not observe any bugs in the 12'' hole I dug, no water pooled at the bottom of the hole.
Farm run-off area
Collected next to an old cattle dipping chute