Baldwin Street PCB Drum
Current Site Information
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)Virginia
EPA ID# VA0001995349
5th Congressional District
Last Update: August
- EPA will provide future updates on an as needed basis.
Current Site Status
EPA issued an Administrative Order to the City of Danville to clean up PCBs on a private property in a residential neighborhood. The Order was closed on October 30, 2000, with the City demonstrating satisfactorily that it had performed and completed the actions specified in the Order.
The site is on a private property located at 26 Baldwin Street in a residential neighborhood. When the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) performed an assessment of the site, twenty-three drums were present. Laboratory analysis of the contents of these drums revealed the presence of PCBs up to 748 ppm. It is believed that a former employee of the City of Danville Department of Power and Light brought these drums and their contents to the site.
Site ResponsibilityThis Site is being addressed by a Potentially Responsible Party under an EPA Superfund Removal Order.
NPL Listing HistoryThis Site is not on the National Priorities List.
Threats and Contaminants
PCBs and dioxin are present at low levels in the soil, which do not pose a health threat.
Danville has removed and properly disposed of all drums and soil contaminated above the EPA cleanup level from the site. Access to areas of known contamination has been restricted. No further action is anticipated at this site.