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Houston Lead

This former smelting and lead-acid battery recycling facility in Harris County was accepted into the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program. No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

Site Summary

Houston Lead operated this 15-acre site at 375 Holmes Road in Houston, Harris County. The company performed secondary smelting and refining of nonferrous metals, manufactured soft pig and ingot lead, and recovered lead from lead-acid batteries.  Soils at the site were impacted by lead, cadmium and arsenic.

Superfund Registry and Voluntary Cleanup

The TCEQ proposed the site to the state Superfund registry in 1987. Potentially Responsible Parties submitted an application to investigate and cleanup the site under the TCEQ Voluntary Cleanup Program (VCP) Program.  The site was accepted into the TCEQ VCP in 1996 and deleted from the registry in 1998.

Current Status

A VCP Conditional Certificate of Completion was issued on February 2, 2010. No further Superfund environmental response actions are required.

Site Specific Information

Type of Facility: Lead smelter and Lead-acid battery recycling
Location: Houston, Harris County
Latitude: 29.657573°
Longitude: -95.435503°
Site Status: The site was remediated under the TCEQ VCP
Media Affected: Soil
TCEQ Region: Houston - 12
Funded by: Potentially responsible parties

Contact Information
Voluntary Cleanup Program Contact
Joe Bell
512-239-6753 or 1-800-633-9363

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

Records Repositories
TCEQ Central File Room
12100 Park 35 Circle Building E,
First Floor Room 103
Austin, TX 78753
512-239-1850 (fax)