ALCOA (POINT COMFORT)/LAVACA BAY
POINT COMFORT, TX
Superfund Site Profile
The Alcoa (Point Comfort)/Lavaca Bay site is located in Calhoun County, Texas, near the City of Point Comfort. The area includes the 3,500-acre Alcoa Point Comfort Operations (PCO) Plant, the 420-acre Dredge Island, portions of Lavaca Bay, Cox Bay, Cox Creek, Cox Cove, Cox Lake and western Matagorda Bay.
The PCO Plant was established as an aluminum smelter in 1948. Smelting operations were shut down in 1980. Bauxite refining, which utilizes bauxite ore to produce alumina, began in 1958. Past operations that have been dismantled and removed include the smelter, a cryolite plant, a chlor-alkali plant, and the Witco coal ...
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