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Superfund Site Report: ALCOA (POINT COMFORT)/LAVACA BAY
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Remedy Selected

    Conditions at Proposal (June 23, 1993): The ALCOA/Lavaca Ba y site is located in Calhoun County in southeast Texas along the Gulf of Mexico. The ALUMINUM Company of America (ALCOA) Point Co mfort plant is located on the shore of Lavaca Bay. The site incl udes contaminated sediments in the bay and an associated man-made dredge spoil island located approximately 1,200 feet west of the ALCOA plant. The dredge spoil island is composed of a 91-acre g ypsum lagoon and a dredge spoil area (covering approximately 50 a cres) that includes five lagoons. The ALCOA plant is located in an industrial area approximately 1.5 miles south of Point Comfort and 4 miles northeast of the City of Port Lavaca. In 1965, ALCOA opened a chlor-alkali production plant that p roduced CHLORINE GAS and SODIUM hydroxide through an electrolytic process that utilized MERCURY cathodes. The two primary sources of hazardous substances at the site identified by EPA to date ar e the gypsum lagoon and the dredge spoil areas.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

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    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for ALCOA (POINT COMFORT)/LAVACA BAY:

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    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., TEXAS, or in CALHOUN County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: ALCOA (POINT COMFORT)/LAVACA BAY
    EPA ID: TXD008123168
    Address: STATE HWY 35
    POINT COMFORT, TX 77978
    Other Names: ALUMINUM CO OF AMERICA CLASS II LANDFILL
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: February 23, 1994
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the ALCOA (POINT COMFORT)/LAVACA BAY Superfund site.
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