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Baldwin Street PCB Drum

Current Site Information

EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)

Virginia
Danville

EPA ID# VA0001995349

5th Congressional District

Last Update: August 2003
- EPA will provide future updates on an as needed basis.

Other Names

None

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.

Site Description

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 Responsibility

This Site is being addressed by a Potentially Responsible Party under an EPA Superfund Removal Order.

NPL Listing History

This 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.

Cleanup Progress

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.

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