Shenandoah Recycling, Inc.
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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
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-4013
- The Shenandoah Recycling facility, in operation since 1967, maintains and repairs trucks, and trash compactors. Historically the facility was a transporter of solid and hazardous wastes; however, the facility is not currently registered as a transporter of hazardous waste.
- A Final RCRA Site Visit Report was issued on March 13, 2007 for the Facility. A Statement of Basis (SOB) was noticed in The News Virginian on April 21, 2009. The EPA issued its Final Decision regarding the Facility on May 28, 2009 stating that Corrective Action was Complete without Controls.
- The facility is located on an approximately 300-acre parcel of land in a rural residential and agricultural area. The facility is comprised of a vehicle maintenance building, barn, office building, and silo. The closest surface water body is Poor Farm Draft, approximately 300 feet north of the facility. All raw hazardous chemicals and wastes currently stored at the facility are stored in areas with impermeable floor surfaces and most have secondary containment.
- The facility maintains two diesel fuel Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) on the northern portion of the site. Two diesel fuel Underground Storage Tanks (USTs) have been removed from the site. Used oil is stored in small ASTs in the maintenance building. The facility also has one 3,000-gallon diesel AST and one 8,000-gallon (estimated) diesel AST.
- During filling operations of an UST, one documented release occurred. During this event, less than 50-gallons of diesel fuel were discharged onto the ground surface. During fueling operations, the hose containing fuel was removed from the UST, and the fuel was allowed to discharge onto the ground. This release occurred north of the silo from a UST system that has since been removed. The impacted soil was excavated, placed on plastic sheeting, and turned to encourage biodegradation of the fuel. Once biodegradation was complete, the soil was placed at an unknown location on-site.
- Disel fuel discharged on ground is primary concern.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 7 pages, 94 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 9 pages, 94 KB, About PDF]
- Corrective Actions Statement of Basis [PDF, 5 pages, 34 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 facility is in 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.