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Main Title Superfund record of decision : West Virginia Ordnance Works, WV : first 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 1987
Report Number EPA/ROD/R03-87/034
Stock Number PB89-106455; PB88-106455
OCLC Number 23601092
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--West Virginia--Mason County. ; West Virginia Ordnance Works (W. Va.) ; Mason County (W. Va.)
Additional Subjects Waste disposal ; Chemical industry ; Decontamination ; Hazardous materials ; Remedial action ; Superfund ; Record of decision ; TNT ; TNB ; DNT ; Residues
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA ROD-R03-87-034 1 cys HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/22/2009
NTIS  PB88-106455 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 83 p.
The West Virginia Ordnance Works (WVOW) site covers approximately 8,323 acres in Mason County, West Virginia. In 1942, WVOW was established as a government-owned, contractor-operated plant for the manufacture of trinitrotoluene explosives (TNT). Approximately one-third of the area is currently occupied by the McClintic Wildlife Station which is operated by the West Virginia Department of Natural Resources (DNR). Smaller portions of the nonindustrial areas of the site were declared excess and sold. They are now owned by Mason County or by private owners. TNT was produced from 1942-1945 by a batch process involving the nitration of toluene by the addition of nitric acid and sulfuric acid. Production during World War II resulted in soil contamination of the industrial area, process facilities, and industrial waste water disposal facilities by TNT, associated by products, and environmental transformation products. At the close of operations in 1945, WVOW was decontaminated by the Department of Defense and placed on standby status. Later that year, the plant was declared surplus and the facilities salvaged or disposed of.
"March 27, 1987." "PB88-106455." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."