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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: IDX Fredericksubrg (Formerly: General Motors LLC) in Fredericksburg, Virginia

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There were no records of releases from any units causing unacceptable threats to human health or the environment. Two drum storage pad areas (Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) 1 and 2) were certified "clean closed" by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VA DEQ) on February 27, 1996.

Cleanup Status

EPA has determined that no further action under the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action program is required at this time. A 45-day public comment period on the proposed decision extended from July 15 to August 30, 1999. No comments were received during that time. Therefore, EPA has issued a final Agency Determination that no further corrective action activities are required at the General Motors Corporation (GM) Powertrain Group facility at this time.

There were no records of releases from any units causing unacceptable threats to human health or the environment. Two drum storage pad areas were certified "clean closed" by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) on February 27, 1996. "Clean closure" is a term that is used to define the process of completely removing all waste that was treated, stored, or disposed in a hazardous waste unit.

Another area of concern was the former site of a 100,000 gallon above ground tank that was used to store No. 2 fuel oil. This tank was removed and GM sampled the soil in the vicinity to determine if there had been any releases associated with the unit. No contamination was found in the soil samples and the site was deemed "clean closed" by VDEQ's Above Ground Storage Tank Program on March 11, 1997. There were no documented releases associated with this area.

There is no further corrective action required at the GM Powertrain Group facility at this time.

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Site Description

Interactive Map of IDX Fredericksburg (Formerly: General Motors LLC) Fredericksburg, VA

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The GM Powertrain Group facility is located in Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania County, Virginia along Route 17 and the site is situated on a 76.5 acre parcel of land. The Fredericksburg-Spotsylvania National Military Park is located southwest of the facility while the Fredericksburg Country Club is to the northeast. The remaining area immediately surrounding the facility is zoned for industrial use. The areas to the south and northeast are residential areas. The GM Powertrain Group facility was purchased by General Motors in 1978 and was previously known as the Delco Moraine Division Fredericksburg Plant, General Motors Corporation. The facility manufactures torque converter clutches for use in other GM plants and the automotive industry.

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Contaminants at this Facility

There are no documented hazardous waste releases at this facility.

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

Institutional controls were not required at the site.

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Land Reuse Information at this Facility

The facility is under continued use.

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Site Responsibility at this Facility

RCRA Corrective Action activities at this facility are being conducted under the direction of the EPA Region 3 with assistance from the VA DEQ.

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