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EPA Project Manager
Luis A. Pizarro
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
1650 Arch Street MS 3LC20
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3444
- A site visit was conducted by EPA and VDEQ at the Eagle Picher Automotive-Wolverine Gasket Division facility on October 20, 2005 to discuss the Wolverine facility located at 201 Industrial Road in Blacksburg, Virginia. The purpose of the visit was to gather relevant information to assess current and past environmental impact of Eagle Picher Automotive-Wolverine Gasket Division operations. After an extensive review of existing information and the site visit, EPA determined that there is no unacceptable human exposure to contamination nor is there any evidence of groundwater contamination caused by the Facility.
- EPA published a notice in a local newspaper detailing the proposed Agency decision of no further corrective action. The thirty (30) day public comment period ended on September 28, 2009 and no comments were received during that time.
- On September 30, 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Final Determination of Corrective Action Complete without controls, no further corrective action is required at this time at the Eagle Picher Automotive-Wolverine Gasket Division, Blacksburg facility.
- Eagle Picher Automotive-Wolverine Gasket Division, formerly known as Wolverine Gasket & Manufacturing Company, is located at 201 Industrial Road in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Wolverine facility property is approximately 15.1 acres in size and has an approximately 150,000 square manufacturing building, several small storage buildings, asphalt parking lots and roadways, and landscaped areas. The manufacturing building is divided into three segments designated Building A, B, and C. Building A was constructed in 1976, Building B in 1988, and Building C in 1980
- The Wolverine facility operates a coil coating plant and manufactures coated steel material in a coil coating process for sale or conversion by stamping processes into gaskets. Coiled steel and fiberglass basis material is coated with rubber coatings made at the facility from master batch rubber compounds and solvents. Raw solvents used in the manufacturing process primarily include toluene, di-isobutyl ketone, isobutanol, and methyl ethyl ketone. The raw solvents are stored in four large aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and 55-gallon drums. Basis material is unwound and washed, than coated with primer and rubber coatings. After coating, the coated basis material is dried/cured in ovens. Coated material is sold as is or is slit and stamped to client specifications. Facility operations include two coating lines, a rubber make-down process, and slitting and stamping operations. Building A houses a mix room and a coating line, Building B houses a coating line and material storage, and Building C houses the press floor.
- Primary concern are raw solvents used in the manufacturing process primarily include toluene, di-isobutyl ketone, isobutanol, and methyl ethyl ketone. The raw solvents are stored in four large aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and 55-gallon drums
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 10 pages, 61 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 13 pages, 165 KB, About PDF]
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis[PDF, 8 pages, 47 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
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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: Mr. Luis A. Pizarro (215) 814-3444.