Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

RIVER CITY METAL FINISHING
SAN ANTONIO, TX

Cleanup Activities

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Background

The River City Metal Finishing (RCMF) facility is located approximately 1.3 miles west of W. Loop 1604 in San Antonio, Texas. River City Metal Finishing is a former metal plating shop that operated from 1994 until approximately 2002. Contaminant releases from the facility have resulted in site contaminants entering shallow ground water and the migration of that contamination into the Edwards Aquifer.

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What Has Been Done to Clean Up the Site?

The TCEQ referred the site to the EPA due to hexavalent chromium in ground water used for drinking. Without identification and investigation of the source of ground water contamination and remediation of the contaminated ground water plume, additional public and private wells may be contaminated. Other federal and state cleanup programs were evaluated, but are not viable at this time. The EPA received a letter of support for placing this site on the NPL from the state of Texas.The TCEQ referred the site to the EPA due to hexavalent chromium in ground water used for drinking. Without identification and investigation of the source of ground water contamination and remediation of the contaminated ground water plume, additional public and private wells may be contaminated. Other federal and state cleanup programs were evaluated, but are not viable at this time. The EPA received a letter of support for placing this site on the NPL from the state of Texas.

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What Is the Current Site Status?

In August 2013, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) removed drums and containers of waste from the site and demolished the building, carport and concrete foundations and disposed the materials off-site.

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