J. W. Fergusson & Sons, Inc.
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EPA Project Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
1650 Arch Street MS 3LC20
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3435
DEQ Project Manager
Brett Fisher, P.G.
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
629 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 698-4219
- J.W. Fergusson & Sons, Inc. (Fergusson) received approval from the DEQ to implement a verification groundwater sampling event in support of developing a long term groundwater monitoring plan as part of the facility’s presumed remedy.
- The facility’s presumed remedy includes land use restrictions/institutional controls and on-going groundwater monitoring. A final remedy decision is anticipated for 2014.
- The property is in the process of being sold, and EPA/DEQ will be working with the new owner to implement the remedy thru the Virginia UECA.
- The Fergusson facility occupies approximately 3.35 acres of property in Richmond, Virginia and was a rotogravure printing press operation since 1962. The facility ceased all operations in 2006 and has been unused since.
- The facility is provided potable water by the City of Richmond’s public water supply (PWS) system. The nearest surface water body is Grindall Creek located approximately 1,000 feet southwest of facility.
- The western most portion of the property, which was occupied by a solvent recovery system, was cleaned up in accordance with the Virginia Voluntary Remediation Program from 2004 to 2008 for which they received a Certificate of Satisfactory Completion and implemented land use controls.
- On September 9, 2009, DEQ completed an evaluation of available information and issued a “YES” determination for the “Current Human Exposures Under Control” Environmental Indicators (EIs) under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
- On November 19, 2010, DEQ completed an evaluation of available information and issued a “YES” determination for the “Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control” in accordance with the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
- Contaminants in groundwater exceeding drinking water standards include benzene, 1,1-dichloroethylene, arsenic, and chromium.
- No unacceptable risks to human health and the environment from soil are present on-site.
- No impacts to air, surface water, or sediments were identified during the environmental investigations.
- Land use restrictions are in place for the entire property via a Declaration of Restrictive Covenants. The Declaration of Restrictive Covenants contains metes and bounds descriptions and land use restrictions to protect human health and the environment. These restrictions prohibit the use of groundwater beneath the property for purposes other than environmental testing and prohibit the use of the property for residential purposes or for children’s (under the age of 16) daycare facilities, schools, or playgrounds (hotels and motels are not prohibited uses of the site).
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis[PDF, 15 pages, 6478 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 14 pages, 616 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 11 pages, 67 KB, 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 is currently unused.
- The DEQ and EPA are dedicated to providing with timely and accurate information about our work at this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact DEQ Project Manager Brett Fisher at (804) 698-4219 or EPA Project Manager Mike Jacobi at (215) 814-3435.