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Aluminum Finishing

No further Superfund environmental response actions are required at this former metal finishing facility in Houston, Harris County. This site was remediated under the Voluntary Cleanup Program.

Site Summary
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.

Current Status

No further Superfund environmental response actions are required. The site was issued a VCP certificate of completion in 2011.

Site Specific Information

Type of Facility: Metal plating facility
Location: Houston, Harris County
Latitude: 29.707941°
Longitude: -95.374932°
Site Phase: No further Superfund environmental response actions are required. A VCP certificate of completion was issued in 2011.

State Superfund Registry Status: Deleted from registry
Media Affected: Soil
TCEQ Region: Houston - 12
Funded by: Potentially responsible parties under the VCP program

Contact Information
Voluntary Cleanup Program

Superfund Program Contact
Jeffrey E. Patterson
Phone: 512-239-2489 or 1-800-633-9363

Young Branch Library
5260 Griggs Road
Palm Center
Houston, TX 77021
TCEQ Central File Room
12100 Park 35 Circle
Building E, First Floor
Room 103
Austin, TX 78753
512-239-1850 (fax)

Required use of SW-846 Method 5035

New Information

Beginning January 1, 2016, the TCEQ Remediation Division will require the use of United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) SW846 Method 5035A, Purge-and-Trap and Extraction for Volatile Organics in Soil and Waste Samples, as amended, for the collection and preparation of solid samples for volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis using purge-and-trap technology.

The TCEQ Remediation Division guidance on Method 5035 has been updated and is available.