Allied Chemical Corporation
Current Site Information
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)Virginia
EPA ID# VAD003064003
10th Congressional District
Last Update: Updates on an as-needed basis.
Current Site StatusThe cleanup at this site is complete. Honeywell's contractors recently excavated, backfilled, and graded and seeded the following areas: two small ponds, a bermed pit, a perimeter engineered surface water drainage ditch, and a process water discharge ditch.
Site DescriptionThe Allied Chemical Corporation Works Site consists of an abandoned sulfuric acid manufacturing plant and surrounding area. Numerous processing tanks, piping and associated buildings, including a laboratory, are located within a fenced area of the site. The site also contains several containment ponds in an unfenced portion of the site. There are also areas which are believed to have been used to dump wastes in the unfenced portion of the site. The site is adjacent to the Avtex Fibers Superfund Site and is bordered by the South Fork of the Shenandoah River. Residences are located within ½ mile of 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 ContaminantsMaterials which remain at the Site include waste materials from the production of sulfuric acid, including polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), corrosive and flammable materials. Materials in the ponds, disposal areas and in the process equipment may release or may have been released into the environment.
Contaminant descriptions and risk factors are available from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, an arm of the CDC.