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EPA ID: VAD980551915
Pulaski, VA 24301
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- Cleanup activities were completed in 2007.
- Currently, Honeywell is conducting quarterly inspections and needed repairs (if any) to make sure the vegetative cover is protective.
- The Town of Pulaski is in the process of acquiring part of the Allied-Pulaski site (approximately 3 acres) for a recycling center.
- The entire site is fenced; however, the fence has been cut or damaged in several locations, allowing access to trespassers.
- The former Allied-Pulaski chemical facility was located in the Town of Pulaski, a small community in Southwestern Virginia.
- The facility, which was first developed in 1904 by General Chemical Company, later became part of Allied Chemical and Dye Company.
- Allied manufactured sulfuric acid, vanadium pentoxide and ferrous sulfide from 1904 to 1968 as both owner and operator of the property. Herbicides and pesticides were blended during a brief period in the early 1960s.
- Allied sold the property to H.W. Huff of Downtown East Corp., but continued its operation at the site, until 1976, under a lease agreement with Huff.
- The site has contaminated soil, which before cleanup activities, was migrating off-site by way of runoff; and asbestos-containing materials buried on site and contained in buildings.
- An administrative order for cleanup was issued to the potential responsible parties (PRP) in 2000. They included AlliedSignal Inc., Downtown East Inc., DELP LLC, Maple Garden Apartments Inc., and AAA LLC. Honeywell, Inc., a PRP due to its merger with Allied-Signal, is the only party that has stepped up to perform site/evaluation and cleanup.
- The order required that the parties assess the risks posed by:
- Lead-contaminated soil;
- Friable asbestos buried on site or in buildings;
- Metals-contaminated and acidic surface water runoff from the site that may have been impacting Peak Creek or Claytor Lake.
- Once the assessments had been made, the order required that the responsible parties mitigate the risks.
- Lead-contaminated soil;
- In 2003, the original order was amended requiring the responsible parties to characterize the nature, concentration, extent and depth of lead contamination on a three-acre plot located northwest of the site. All excavation and disposal of contaminated soils was completed in 2005.
- Sampling of storm water discharge from the site was done in 2004 and showed that runoff contained significant concentrations of metals, including aluminum, copper, iron, lead, manganese, selenium, thallium and zinc, in one or more samples.
- A two-feet-thick soil cover was placed on the areas of the landfill with visible waste material and in the areas identified with high lead concentrations. The two-foot cover included six inches of uncompacted soil to establish a vegetative cover. The soil cover was vegetated and work was completed in 2006.
- In 2007, Honeywell stabilized a hillside along the northwest section of the site.
- On June 2008, EPA, VDEQ, Honeywell and Town of Pulaski officials conducted site walkthrough to inspect the site for vegetation and erosion. Overall, the established vegetation cover appeared to be protective.
- Contaminant descriptions and associated risk factors are available at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry website.
- To search an on-line database of all documents and reports on the Allied-Pulaski site, go to EPA’s Administrative Record Database.
- All documents and reports can also be reviewed in person at these locations:
Pulaski County Library
760 W. 3rd Street
Pulaski, VA 24301
U.S. EPA Region III
1650 Arch Street-6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
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