Buckingham Landfill Drum
Current Site Information
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)Virginia
near Sprouse's Corner
EPA ID# VASFN0305528
5th Congressional District
Last Update: January 2008
- EPA will provide future updates on an as needed basis.
Current Site StatusThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency started an emergency cleanup in 1999 to stabilize leaking drums and contaminated soil identified on property associated with the Love Container National Priorities List (NPL) Site. The EPA has completed the review of the November 2000 extent of contamination survey and concluded that no further action at the Buckingham Landfill Drum Site is necessary.
Site DescriptionThe Buckingham Landfill Drums Site is located on a portion of property associated with the Love Container NPL Site near Sprouse’s Corner, Buckingham County, Virginia. The Buckingham Drum Site was the location of abandoned, degraded and leaking drums of unknown waste materials and adjacent stained soil contaminated by release from the drums. The drums were located in an area not restricted to human access. The removal action included the stabilization of the leaking drums by over packing them into new drums and covering them in a secure containment area. The contaminated soil around the drums was placed into a leak-proof container.
Site ResponsibilityThis site is currently being addressed under a CERCLA Emergency Removal Response while EPAs Remedial Project Manager negotiates with Potentially Responsible Parties for the long-term cleanup.
NPL Listing HistoryThis is an Emergency Removal associated with wastes potentially from a NPL Site.