ALCOA (Point Comfort)/Lavaca Bay NPL Site

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Also Known As

Lavaca Bay

Incident Type




Case Status



Lavaca Bay


Contaminants of Concern Include

Affected DOI Resources Include

Migratory Birds

Financial Summary

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*Restoration Funds Remaining:


* Restoration Funds can contain multiple settlements/projects. All collections are placed in interest bearing accounts. For detailed information on individual settlements/ projects please visit: NRDAR Status Report

Case Description

The 3,500 acre ALCOA facility functions as an aluminum refining and manufacturing facility located on the east shore of Lavaca Bay, Texas. Since 1948, operations have included aluminum smelting and refining, and gas and chlor-alkali processing. The site was National Priorities Listed in February1994, primarily due to elevated mercury in sediments and fish, crabs, and birds; resulting in a 1988 fisheries closure in portions of Lavaca Bay. In January 1997, the Trustees and ALCOA entered into a MOA which provided a framework to conduct a cooperative NRDA at the site and reached settlement in 2004 the responsible party to implement restoration of both recreational and ecological losses.

Credit: NOAA and USFWS

Case Documents

 Document TypeDocument NameDocument Date


 Factsheet Restoration in Lavaca Bay 04/01/2006


 HEA/REA Injury Quantification and Restoration Determination 07/07/2000


 Consent Decree Consent Decree 02/27/2005


 Restoration Monitoring Report Annual Report Marsh Restoration 12/01/2008
 Restoration Monitoring Report Annual Report Oyster Reef Restoration 02/05/2006
 Restoration Implementation Report Recreational Projects Implementation Plan 06/18/2004
 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan Ecology 06/21/2001
 Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Restoration Plan Recreation 06/21/2001

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Case Contact

Corpus Christi Ecological Services Field Office

Corpus Christi, TX | (361) 994-9005 |

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