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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Safety-Kleen Systems Incorporated in Bristol, Virginia

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Cleanup Status

Safety-Kleen began leasing the Facility in August 1981 to serve as an accumulation point for spent solvents and a distribution center for reclaimed solvents. Safety-Kleen began terminating operations at the site in June 1994. The building was unoccupied from 1995 through 1998 as Safety-Kleen addressed closure requirements.

Clean closure was approved in July 1999 for the Facility, and deactivation of EPA ID No. VAD 981 042 955 was requested in August 1999.

A Final Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Site Visit Report was issued on February 13, 2009 for the Facility. A Statement of Basis (SB) was noticed in the Bristol Herald Courier on May 8, 2009. The EPA issued its Final Decision regarding the Facility on June 16, 2009 stating that Corrective Action was Complete without Controls.

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Site Description

Interactive Map of Safety-Kleen Systems Incorporated, Bristol, VA

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The site is approximately two acres in size housing one building with office space and a warehouse area, two smaller structures (paint waste shelter, and covered loading dock), a tank farm, and paved parking area.

Releases at the Facility were documented on April 4, 1998, April 24, 1998, June 15, 1998, and December 29, 1998. Additionally three releases were documented to have occurred from a Truck Washing Area to asphalt. During closure, approximately 2,000 tons of impacted soils were removed from the Facility in accordance with the approved Closure Plan. In addition, prior excavations of impacted soils had occurred during historic Facility upgrades.

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Contaminants at this Facility

Safety-Kleen Facility served as an accumulation point for spent solvents and a distribution center for reclaimed solvents.

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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 site is being reused.

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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 Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

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