ASARCO Smelter Site Cleanup, El Paso, Texas
11 FEB 2011

New Updates to the ASARCO Smelter Site Website

The Texas Custodial Trust is committed to the remediation of the Site and to working with the surrounding community and stakeholders. As part of our stakeholder outreach efforts we are dedicated to maintaining a website that has the most current and up-to-date site information. Please note that there have been new website updates and some new site activities. These include:

  1. Facility Demolition Bid Update

    Bid packages for the site-wide facility demolition were issued to the 6 pre-selected Bidders in late 2010 and were due at the end of January. The Contractor selection process will take place in February and the selected Contractor is anticipated to be announced in early March. The 6 pre-selected bidders include:

    • Bierlein Companies, Inc.
    • Brandenburg Industrial Service Company
    • CST Environmental, LP
    • DH Griffin of Texas, Inc.
    • LVI Environmental Services
    • WRScompass

    Companies that were not selected as a candidate prime contractor in the bidding process may still be eligible to conduct work as a subcontractor to the successful prime contractor.

  2. Contop/Reverb Asset Recovery

    The Contop and Reverb matte has been accessed and removal of the matte has begun. The matte is being kept on site until negotiations with a purchaser are completed. More information regarding the transportation and disposition of the recovered metals assets will be provided as final agreements are in place. Click here to view the Contop & Old Reverb Asset Recovery Project Manual. Click here to view a photograph of the matte material.

  3. Additional Asset Sales

    We are continuing to market all Site assets. Scrap ferrous materials readily accessible on site are being removed, after decontamination at the Site. Money generated by the sale of scrap materials goes directly to fund cleanup and remedial action of the Site. Please view the ‘Assets’ tab of the website for a specific list of items that have been sold.

  4. EPA Site Briefing & Tour

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Lisa Jackson, visited and toured the Site on January 27th. The Site Trustee briefed Ms. Jackson on the mission of the Trust, current funding available, project timeline and various details regarding the remedy. Click here to view the EPA Project Briefing and Site Tour, January 27th presentation.

  5. City Approves Connecting El Paso Plan

    The El Paso City Council approved the Connecting El Paso Plan on January 18th. The plan proposes redevelopment at the former ASARCO site, which includes over 450 acres of developable land near the center of the City. Click here to view the Connecting El Paso City Plan.

  6. Donation of Historical Materials

    The Site Trustee has donated various Site materials to the UTEP Special Collections Department. Materials included historical documents, photographs, pay ledgers, hand‐drawn architectural drawings and maps. Click here to see photographs of the donation.

  7. Site Survey

    The Site Survey has been updated. Click here to view the survey.

  8. Public Work Plans

    Currently we are incorporating all public comments and finalizing our remediation plans. Once the final versions of these plans have been approved by TCEQ/EPA they will be posted on the website for public access.

Thank you for your interest in the website. We appreciate your blog posts and are working to answer any questions in a timely manner.