Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc.
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EPA Project Manager
Mike Jacobi (3LC20)
US EPA Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Virginia DEQ RCRA CA Program Manager
Brett Fisher, P.G.
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
629 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 698-4219
- In July 2013, the facility completed field sampling and data collection activities in efforts to develop a quantitative risk assessment. In October 2013, the facility submitted its revised RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) Report, including a quantitative risk assessment, to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The facility’s ultimate goal is to demonstrate that conditions at the facility meet criteria for unrestricted future use of the property. Institutional controls are not anticipated for the property upon selecting a final remedy. Environmental Indicator forms will be completed upon finalizing the facility’s RFI and risk assessment process.
- The facility occupies 200 acres in an industrial park located in Petersburg, VA. The facility is largely comprised of undeveloped forest areas with approximately 25 percent developed for production facilities and associated services including manufacturing buildings, process buildings, storage buildings, office space, parking lots, waste water treatment facilities, and landscaped areas. The Facility manufactured active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates for the pharmaceutical industry. In 2013, the Facility announced that it would be implementing a phased shut down that will occur over the next two years.
- The facility maintains a Facility Lead Agreement with the EPA for Site-Wide Corrective Action investigation and cleanup activities. Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) and Areas of Concern (AOCs) at the Facility include underground storage tanks, above ground storage tanks, components of the waste water treatment systems and associated piping, former hazardous waste storage area, and areas at which releases have been documented and/or cleaned up in the past.
- In March 2012, the facility finalized a Conceptual Site Model in support of a RCRA Facility Investigation (RFI) Report. In July 2013, the facility conducted field activities collecting additional soil, soil gas, and groundwater samples in support of demonstrating that conditions at the facility meet criteria for future unrestricted use of the property.
- In October 2013, the facility completed the RFI Report, which contained a quantitative risk assessment. The RFI Report is currently under review by the DEQ.
- In June 1995, a broken pipe was discovered below a manufacturing building. Production activities ceased and the pipe was repaired within one month. An estimated 300 cubic feet of potentially impacted soil attributed to the broken pipe was removed.
- In 2004, a toluene release occurred from a 1,000 gallon process tank. Initial abatement measures were implemented and included removal of the tank and soil excavation. Prior to backfilling the excavation with clean soil an oxygen releasing compound (ORC) was applied to accelerate biodegradation of residual toluene in remaining soil and toluene dissolved in groundwater. Subsequent soil sampling and groundwater monitoring from 2004 to 2011 indicate that toluene was successfully reduced to below laboratory method detection limits in groundwater.
- In November 2008, discolored perched water was discovered within bedding material surrounding a wastewater sewer pipe. The release was determined to be the result of a hairline crack in a manhole. The manhole was repaired. 2053 lbs of impacted liquid materials and 7.64 tons of soil were removed.
- The facility’s RFI Report indicated that the following constituents were detected at the facility in soil and/or groundwater and are being evaluated in the facility’s quantitative risk assessment: acetone, MTBE, BTEX, chloroform, methylene chloride, 1,2,3-trichlorobenzene, chromium, and arsenic.
- Institutional controls are not anticipated for this property.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 7pages, 84 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 9 pages, 89 KB, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at this locations:
- Submit a FOIA Request
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U.S. EPA Region III
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- The DEQ and EPA are dedicated to providing 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 Remediation Project Manager Mike Jacobi at (215) 814-3435.