The 170 acre Tex-Tin Superfund site is located near La Marque, Galveston County, Texas. This facility is an inactive tin and copper smelter and contaminants were found in soils, groundwater and surface water, including the Swan Lake ecosystem and associated salt marsh habitats. Major contaminants identified were arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead and nickel as well as low-level radioactive compounds. In September, 1999, the Trustees entered into settlement negotiations with the responsible parties and reached settlement in August of 2000. The $3,200,850 settlement for NRDAR damages, included restoration planning and implementation costs, and provided for the creation of 93 acres of salt marsh habitat behind a 5,200 foot rock breakwater that was constructed as part of the remedy. A Tex-Tin Restoration Plan was completed in 2001 that selected the construction approximately 93 acres of intertidal marsh on the leeward side of the breakwater / wave barrier along the eastern border of Swan Lake. The marsh was constructed using clean dredge material moved from a containment area adjacent to the restoration site. Marsh construction was completed in 2007, but due to a lack of dredge material, only 70 of the 93 acres of marsh were constructed. The constructions of the remaining 23 acres of marsh are currently proposed for completion in Pierce Marsh in 2015-2016.