The Aluminum Finishing Company is a former metal finishing facility that operated at 6006 Ardmore Street in Houston from March 1981 to January 1993. The company leased the property where it electroplated metal nuts and bolts using sodium cyanide, cadmium, chromium, and sulfuric acid.
Multiple TCEQ investigations documented soils contaminated with hazardous substances including cadmium, chromium, lead, arsenic, and cyanide. Tanks containing cadmium and chromium sludge were abandoned on the property after Aluminum Finishing ceased operations.
Superfund Registry and Voluntary Cleanup
The site was proposed for listing on the state Superfund registry sites in 2006. In October 2006, the property owner, Riverside Kitchen and Bath Company, negotiated an agreement with the TCEQ to remediate the site under the Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP). In August 2007, the TCEQ deleted the site from the Superfund registry because it was being addressed under the VCP.
No further Superfund environmental response actions are required. The site was issued a VCP certificate of completion in 2011.