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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Avtex Fibers, VA : second remedial action.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/ROD/R03-90/093
Stock Number PB91-921432
OCLC Number 24622369
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Virginia--Warren County ; Warren County (Va) ; Warren Co (Va)
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Pollution control ; Waste disposal ; Ground water ; Sites ; Describing ; Industrialwastes ; Volume ; Contaminants ; Synthetic fibers ; Alkene compounds ; Polyester fibers ; National government ; State government ; Cost analysis ; Earth fills ; Sodium compounds ; Cellulose ; Viscose ; Fly ash ; Carbon disulfides ; Superfund ; Record of Decision ; Second Remedial Action ; Cleanup ; Volatile organic compounds ; Front Royal(Virginia) ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA ROD/R03-90-093 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/18/2012
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD/R03-90-093 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
NTIS  PB91-921432 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 54 p.
The 440-acre Avtex Fibers site is a former synthetic fibers manufacturing facility in Front Royal, Warren County, Virginia. A section of the site lies within the 100-year Shenandoah River floodplain. The plant produced rayon (1940-1989), polyester (1970-1977), and polypropylene fibers (1985-1989). Until 1983, the by-products, including sodium cellulose xanthate-based viscose waste and zinc hydroxide sludge, were disposed of onsite in unlined surface impoundments or landfills. Subsequently, the waste was routed to an onsite wastewater treatment facility. Fly ash (fromincinerator exhaust air pollution control devices) and boiler house solids were disposed of in four other surface impoundments. In 1982, a State investigation identified carbon disulfide, a constituent of viscose waste, in residential wells located across the river from the plant. In 1983 and 1984, in response to the result of the investigation, Avtex implemented interim measures to address the ground water contamination by purchasing 23 subdivision properties in the area with contaminated ground water. The ROD addresses the removal of PCB-contaminated soil, breakdown of the acid reclamation facility, and the disposal of drummed wastes thought to contain oils, bases, acids, solvents, and PCBs.
"09/28/90." "PB91-921432." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."