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Superfund Sites in Reuse in West Virginia

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Fike Chemical, Inc.

Fike Chemical, Inc.Fike Chemical, Inc.The Fike Chemical, Inc. Superfund site is located in Nitro, West Virginia. The site consists of two parcels – an 11-acre parcel where operators made small batches of custom chemicals and a 1-acre parcel that is former location of the Cooperative Sewage Treatment (CST) plant. The CST plant treated stormwater and wastewater generated by the Fike Chemical plant. The site owner disposed of hazardous materials by burying them in the ground or placing them in on-site lagoons. Operations ended in 1988. Chemical plant process wastes contaminated soil and groundwater. EPA placed the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983. EPA and the site’s potentially responsible parties (PRPs) led cleanup activities. EPA removed hazardous materials. The PRPs dismantled on-site structures and capped contaminated soils. Groundwater investigations are ongoing. A company currently uses capped portions of the site for employee parking, tanker truck parking, and tanker truck washing and maintenance.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business.  EPA did not have further economic details related to this business. For additional information click here.

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Follansbee

The 34-acre Follansbee Superfund site is located just north of Follansbee, West Virginia, along the Ohio River. An active coal and tar processing plant is located on site. Plant ownership has changed several times since operations began in 1914. EPA discovered contaminated soil and groundwater from leaking tanks, spills, surface impoundments and improper operating practices at the site. In 1983, EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL). After EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Program took over the cleanup, EPA took the site off the NPL in 2004. Cleanup includes dredging and capping of contaminated sediments, collection of groundwater and dense non-aqueous phase liquid, and land use controls. Cleanup is ongoing. The plant remains in active operation.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 47 people and generated an estimated $28,325,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Leetown Pesticide

The Leetown Pesticide Superfund site is in Jefferson County, West Virginia. The site includes three separate parcels – the former Pesticide Pile Area, the former Pesticide Mixing Shed and the Crimm Orchard Packing Shed. Mixing and storage of pesticides and insecticides for use at local orchards took place at the site. These activities resulted in the contamination of debris, waste and soil. In 1983, EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL). Cleanup activities included the treatment and stabilization or removal of soil from the site. After cleanup finished, EPA took the site off the NPL in 1996. A United States Geological Survey facility is located on site.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 115 people. For additional information click here.

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North 25th Street Glass and Zinc Site

The North 25th Street Glass and Zinc site is in Clarksburg, West Virginia. A variety of companies used four adjacent parcels of land for glass and zinc manufacturing from 1898 to 1988. In 1988, Harrison Warehouse Services Company purchased all four parcels. Lead, zinc and arsenic are present on site due to past site operations. EPA proposed the site for listing on the National Priorities List (NPL) in April 2016. Harrison Warehouse Services Company uses a warehouse on site for the storage of recycled paper for a pulp facility. King’s Tire Services leases another part of the site. It sells tires and provides automobile repair services.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 7 people and generated an estimated $387,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Capped Site Reuse

The Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Superfund site is located in Monongalia County, just south of Morgantown, West Virginia. The site consists of a 6-acre landfill and a manufacturing area that covers over 100 acres. Since 1941, several groups, including DuPont and the U.S. Department of Defense, produced chemicals at the site. Chemical manufacturing operations contaminated several areas, including a landfill, lagoons, soils and sediments. The nearby Monongahela River supplies drinking water to about 60,000 residents in the county. The main water supply intake is located downstream of the site. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1986. Cleanup activities included the removal and off-site disposal of contaminated soils and backfilling the areas with clean soil. EPA also repaired wetlands along the Monongahela River disturbed during the cleanup process. Cleanup activities finished in 2003. Groundwater and surface water monitoring are ongoing.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. For additional information click here.

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Ravenswood PCE

The Ravenswood PCE Superfund site is in Ravenswood, West Virginia. The site includes 30 city blocks under which groundwater is contaminated with tetrachloroethylene (PCE). PCE contamination of two of the seven production wells in Ravenswood resulted in EPA placing the site on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 2004. EPA investigations to determine the sources of contamination are ongoing; they may include several former dry cleaning facilities. Groundwater treatment began in 2004. EPA also installed two new production wells to provide clean water to residents. Cleanup activities underway include the installation of additional groundwater and soil treatment systems as well as continued well-head treatment on the city’s contaminated production wells prior to distribution and groundwater monitoring. Ongoing land uses at the site include residential, commercial and public service uses.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 20 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 64 people and generated an estimated $3,534,000 in annual sales revenue. For additional information click here.

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Sharon Steel Corp (Fairmont Coke Works) Green Remediation Reuse

The 97-acre Sharon Steel Corp (Fairmont Coke Works) Superfund site is located in Fairmont, West Virginia. From 1920 to 1979, coke production facilities operated on site. These operations resulted in soil, surface water and groundwater contamination. After an emergency removal action, EPA added the site to the Superfund program's National Priorities List (NPL) in 1996. The site’s potentially responsible party removed waste materials and contaminated soils from the site. A majority of the property is now available for commercial or industrial redevelopment. In April 2017, the West Virginia State Police located its Troop 1 Headquarters on 3 acres on the southern part of the site.
Last updated April 2018

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 9 people. For additional information click here.

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Vienna Tetrachloroethene

The Vienna Tetrachloroethene Superfund site is in Vienna, West Virginia. In 1992, testing found tetrachloroethene (PCE) in city municipal wells. Contamination of groundwater resulted from disposal practices by dry-cleaning operations at two contamination source areas. EPA added the site to the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1999. Cleanup activities include soil and groundwater treatment. Vienna Cleaners is no longer in operation at the site. Residential and commercial areas at the site remain in active use.
Last updated June 2017

As of December 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 2 people. For additional information click here.

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