CSX Transportation, Inc. (Formerly: Beazer East)
Ms. Donna McCartney
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC20
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
State Project Manager
Mr. Brett Fisher
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, Virginia 23240-0009
Phone: (804) 698-4219
The final remedy has been selected for this Facility and the Remedial Design documents were submitted and approved by EPA and VADEQ in September 2013. The selected remedy emphasizes source removal and source control through excavation, consolidation and capping of soils and sediments with concentrations of contaminants above remedial goals in a containment area (i.e., slurry wall). The primary source area of groundwater contamination will be controlled via construction of the slurry wall and free product removal. Targeted in-situ treatment and monitored natural attenuation will be used to address areas outside of the containment area or slurry wall to restore groundwater to drinking water standards. Institutional controls will be used to prevent current and potential future exposure to contamination as well as any activities that would impair the integrity of the remedy.
The remedy selected by EPA is being implemented through a Site-wide corrective action permit which is administered by VADEQ. On August 17, 2010 VADEQ approved CSXT’s permit application and issued CSXT a hazardous waste management permit for corrective action. The hazardous waste management permit contains provisions for implementing corrective action at the Site consistent with the remedy selected by EPA in 2009. The hazardous waste management permit became effective on September 16, 2010.
Between the Fall of 2013 and spring of 2014 several documents required for the construction of the remedy were prepared, reviewed and approved by EPA in coordination with VADEQ and CSXT. EPA expects the initial phase of remedy construction work to begin in late June 2014, and the majority of the physical aspects (excavation and consolidation of soils and sediments, slurry wall construction and capping) should be completed by November 2014. Upon completion of the initial construction phase, the in-situ chemical oxidation work will be implemented and is expected to be completed in one year. A report documenting the remedy construction will be prepared and submitted upon completion of the in-situ groundwater treatment work.
This former wood treating site is located in the eastern part of Henrico County, Virginia, approximately 2.5 miles east of the City of Richmond, Virginia. The CSXT facility covers approximately 52 acres, and is located adjacent to the Eastport Industrial Park on Charles City Road in Richmond, Virginia. The site is currently an unused former industrial facility which is bordered by a closed Browning Ferris Industries (BFI) landfill to the immediate west, the CSX railroad to the south, and mixed agricultural and light industrial uses (including one occupied residence) to the north along Charles City Road. Between 1949 and 1983, Koppers operated a wood treatment facility on the property that produced creosote-treated railroad ties. The site contains a pond and a closed surface impoundment for which groundwater monitoring was conducted pursuant to the requirements of a Post Closure Care Permit issued by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality. Operations at the site ceased in the summer of 1983, when the plant was decommissioned and equipment was removed. In 2007 additional fence was installed around the perimeter of the property and a sediment trap was put into place to control the offsite migration of contaminants as RCRA interim measures. The buildings that were present at the site were demolished in 2009 in preparation for remedy implementation.
The main contaminants in the soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater at the site are phenols such as pentachlorophenol, polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) such as benzo(a)pyrene, and volatile organics such as xylene.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis[PDF, 32 pages,160 KB, About PDF]
- CSX (Beazer East) Corrective Action Project Fact Sheet (June 2014)[PDF, 3 pages, 524 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures[PDF, 10 pages, 74 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater [PDF, 9 pages, 54 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.
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: Ms. Donna McCartney at (215) 814-3427.