Superfund Site: RUSTON FOUNDRY

Superfund Site Profile


Current Status

The Site Deletion Documents were published in the Federal Register on May 14, 2010. The public was invited to review and comment on the document from May 14 through June 14, 2010. No adverse comments were received during the comment period; therefore, the deletion was final on July 13, 2010, and the site has been removed from the National Priorities List.

Site Background

The 6-acre Ruston Foundry site is located in Alexandria, Louisiana. A foundry operated at the site from 1980 to 1985. Foundry and machine activities, as well as manufacturing of metals, contaminated soil with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2010.

National Priorities List
Proposal Date: 1/19/1999
Final Listing Date: 5/10/1999
Final Deletion Date: 7/13/2010

Location: The 6.26 acre site is located at 1010 Bogan Street, Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana.

Population: There are more than 9,000 residents who live within one mile of the facility and more than 64,000 individuals who live within four miles of the facility. There is an elementary school located approximately .5 miles north and a recreational park located within .25 miles south of the facility.