Continental Automotive Systems
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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
Virginia Dept of Environmental Quality
Brett Fisher, P.G.
629 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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- Continental Automotive Systems (Continental) submitted a final Corrective Measures Study (CMS) to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) in December 2012 evaluating several potential corrective measures for groundwater. The CMS presented the results of a pilot test study for evaluating the effectiveness of in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO). The CMS is under review by DEQ and a final remedy decision is anticipated in 2014.
- The ISCO pilot test consisted of boring advancement beneath the facility within the identified source area for further characterization, including pressure testing to characterize connectivity within the fractured bedrock, permanganate injections, and subsequent groundwater monitoring to evaluate overall treatment effectiveness
- The Continental facility occupies approximately 89 acres of property in Culpeper, Virginia where they have been manufacturing brake and suspension components for the automobile industry since 1972.
- On October 10, 2000, a RCRA Corrective Action Permit was issued to the facility to investigate Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) identified during the EI inspection and previous investigations/assessments.
- In 2002, Continental began a RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) and in 2003 began cleanup activities implemented via Interim Measures (IMs). In October 2008, Continental received final DEQ approval for their RFI Report.
- On September 16, 2004, DEQ completed an evaluation of available information and issued “YES” determinations for the “Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control” and “Current Human Exposures Under Control” Environmental Indicators (EIs) under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA).
- In 2012, Continental submitted a completed CMS Report to DEQ.
- Primary contaminants in groundwater include tetrachloroethylene (PCE), trichloroethylene (TCE) and their breakdown products. Secondary contaminants in groundwater include chromium.
- No unacceptable risks to human health and the environment from soil have been identified during the environmental investigations.
- No impacts to air, surface water, or sediments were identified during the environmental investigations.
- No institutional controls are currently in place.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [12pp, 43 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [8pp, 47 KB, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-4099
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division - RCRA
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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The facility is under continued use.
- 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: Michael Jacobi (215) 814-3435