Intrapac Harrisonburg, Inc.
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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Michael Jacobi
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
1650 Arch Street MS 3LC20
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone : (215) 814-3435
DEQ Office of Remediation Programs
Program Manager, RCRA Corrective Action and Groundwater
629 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 698-4099
- Cleanup Status:
Corrective Action Underway
- Human Exposure Control :
To be Determined
- Groundwater Control :
To Be Determined
EPA and EPA’s contractors conducted a Facility information gathering visit on August 2, 2006. EPA followed up with a second site visit in April 2008 to discuss the facility and the Facility Lead Program for Corrective Action. The main concern was a former storage tank that had been removed under the Virginia Voluntary Program. While the facility was interested in the Facility Lead Program, they believed that they could gather information on their own to show that there had not been any release at the site related to the former storage tank. EPA met with the facility representatives again in July 2008, at which time existing building drawings were reviewed and offsite wells were investigated. In September 2008, EPA was contacted by Intrapac; due to economic conditions, a possible sale of the property became paramount for Intrapac. EPA agreed to work with Intrapac to gather the environmental information necessary to satisfy any remaining issues with regards to the former storage tank. Intrapac submitted a workplan in October to address groundwater related to the former storage tank. EPA approved the workplan in late December 2008. In August 2010, Intrapac submitted a workplan to perform a Dye Trace Test workplan, to determine groundwater flow direction and if groundwater was discharging to a surface water body. The Dye Trace Study was completed in late 2011, and revealed that the dye showed up in a spring discharge located near the Harrisonburg Court house, approximately one mile from the plant. EPA requested additional wells on site to determine the extent of contamination and if there was another source area. Groundwater and vapor sub-slab sampling results submitted in January 2013 indicate TCE under the building, which contributes to groundwater contamination. Next steps involve determining the extent of the shallow groundwater plume under the building, as well as potential vapor impacts to residences living nearby the plant.
The INTRAPAC facility manufactures aluminum and tin tubes and inhaler cans for the pharmaceutical, health care, personal care, household and industrial markets. Manufacturing at the facility began in 1959.
Intrapac has done the groundwater investigation voluntarily, while allowing EPA to review workplans and reports. EPA will issue an corrective action order or a Facility Lead agreement to complete the investigation.
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are the primary contaminants of concern. Those found include: trichloroethylene (TCE) and its breakdown products.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Factsheet[PDF, 20 KB, 2 pages , About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division - RCRA
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
Get instructions on how to submit a FOIA request. Additional fee for requests over 100 pages.
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The site's future use is yet to be determinedl.
- The EPA is dedicated to providing you with timely and accurate information about our work at this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the EPA Project Manager: Mr. Michael Jacobi (215) 814-3435.