Soil Removal at the Greenwood Chemical Superfund Site and Transfer Operations at the Red Hill Depot
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continue to transfer contaminated soil from the Greenwood Chemical Site. The Greenwood Chemical Site, located in Albemarle County, contains contaminated soil from previous chemical manufacturing operations. The soil poses little or no danger to public health except in the unlikely event of long-term direct contact or ingestion of large quantities.
To date, approximately 5,000 tons of soil have been removed from Greenwood, loaded on railcars at the Red Hill Depot, and shipped to Utah for proper treatment and disposal. This phase of the project is in its fourth week and will take approximately 8 more weeks to complete.
Original plans were to unload 24 trucks per day and have the project last 8 to 10 weeks. Trucks are convoyed to the Red Hill Depot in groups of 4 with a lead and tail escort vehicle for maximum safety. We are now unloading 16 to 20 trucks per day at the Red Hill Depot. Trucks currently enter the Depot between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. EPA allowed fewer trucks into the Red Hill Depot to avoid conflict with the local school bus schedule.
In order to keep on schedule and avoid operations at the start of the next school year, beginning June 17, 1996, the hours of operation at the Red Hill Depot will be expanded to 7:45 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to honor our commitment not to have trucks leaving the Greenwood Chemical Site or arriving at the Red Hill Depot while school buses are on local roads. EPA will obtain the summer school bus schedule from the Albemarle County Director of Transportation. Truck traffic will then be scheduled so as not to conflict with any summer school buses.
For more information on the soil removal, or if you have any questions or comments regarding the Greenwood Chemical Site, please contact:
Community Involvement Coordinator
Additional Site Information
EPA's local information file contains all site-related documents. Community members are encouraged to review and photocopy the information in this file at the address listed below.
Crozet Branch Library
Box 430, Route 240
Crozet, Virginia 22932