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Double R Plating

This former metal plating facility in Cass County has been remediated under the state Superfund Program. No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

Site Summary
This 15-acre site on the west side of U.S. County Road 3544 is approximately one-half mile north of the intersection of 3544 and FM 96, near Queen City, Cass County. A metal plating operation, Double R Plating, used the site from the mid-to-late 1970s until 1987.

Electroplating at the site resulted in waste accumulating that contained zinc, chromium, and other metals, which were subsequently discharged onto a hillside behind the processing building adjacent to an unnamed creek.

Superfund Registry and Investigation
In 1991 the TCEQ proposed the site to the state Superfund registry. The remedial investigation revealed chromium in site soils.

Remedial Action
An Administrative Order was issued in 1997, listing the site on the state Superfund Registry, establishing cleanup goals, and selecting the remedial action for the site, which consisted of excavating affected soil, removing waste materials and disposal at an off-site permitted landfill.

Additionally, the processing building was cleaned to remove visible sediments, and on-site wells were plugged and abandoned to prevent contaminants from migrating into the groundwater. Cleanup was completed in 1998 and the site was deleted from the registry in 1999.

Current Status
No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

Site Specific Information

Type of Facility: Metal refinishing company
Location: Queen City, Cass County
Latitude: 33.189404°
Longitude: -94.189363°
Site Phase: Cleanup complete
State Superfund Registry Status: Deleted from registry
Media Affected: Soil
TCEQ Region: Tyler - 5
Funded by: Hazardous & Solid Waste Remediation Fee Account

Contact Information
Superfund Program Contact
Jeffrey E. Patterson
Phone: 512-239-2489 or 1-800-633-9363
E-mail: superfnd@tceq.texas.gov

Records Repositories
TCEQ Central File Room
12100 Park 35 Circle Building E,
First Floor Room 103
Austin, TX 78753
512-239-2900
512-239-1850 (fax)
cfrreq@tceq.texas.gov

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.