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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: SMR Technologies Incorporated (Formerly: BE Aerospace Incorporated) in Fenwick, West Virginia

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    Cleanup Status

    This facility is one of EPA Region 3's high priority Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) corrective action sites. In April 2001, EPA determined that both the Human Exposures and Groundwater Environmental Indicators have been met. On August 19, 2003, SMR submitted to EPA and West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) a Release Assessment Work Plan to gather additional information to determine if all of the Corrective Action requirements have been completed. EPA and WVDEP approved the Work Plan on September 2, 2003, and field sampling began shortly thereafter. On October 17, 2003, SMR submitted the Release Assessment Report. EPA and WVDEP reviewed the report and determined that it supports a "no further action." WVDEP solicited comments on this recommendation in a local newspaper on April 22, 2004. No comments were received during the 45-day public comment period. On August 4 2004 WVDEP transmitted the Final Decision to the facility stating that, at this time, there is "no further corrective action" needed at the SMR/BE Aerospace facility.

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    Site Description

    Interactive Map of SMR Technologies Incorporated in Fenwick, West Virginia


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    The SMR Technologies/BE Aerospace facility is located in Fenwick, Nicholas County, WV near Route 39. The facility is bounded by Big Laurel Creek to the southwest and Cherry River on the southeast. Manufacturing activities include the fabrication of a variety of rubber products for industry and government, such as rafts, life vests, aircraft floatation and escape systems

    The facility was previously owned by B.F. Goodrich and was sold to SMR Technologies, Inc. in 1988. At that time, SMR determined that 90-day storage of their hazardous wastes was acceptable and applied to WVDEP to close the Hazardous Waste Storage facility. The area was a covered, curbed storage pad used for the accumulation of waste solvents from the rubber products fabrication operations. WVDEP approved the closure activities, which included sampling the soils surrounding the pad to ensure no contaminants were present from potential past releases in the area. This area is currently used as a less than 90-day storage for wastes generated at the facility, and are disposed of off-site.

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    Contaminants at this Facility

    Six groundwater monitoring wells are located throughout the site. Sporadic detections of benzene, chloroform, lead, benzo(a)pyrene, and bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate have been found in these wells above appropriate screening numbers.

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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 in continued use.

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    Site Responsibility at this Facility

    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action activities at this facility are being conducted under the direction of the EPA Region 3.

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