||Superfund record of decision : West Virginia Ordnance, WV : second remedial action : final /
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|| U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Hazardous waste sites--West Virginia. ;
West Virginia Ordnance (W. Va.) ;
Mason County (W. Va.)
Chemical industry ;
Hazardous materials ;
Waste disposal ;
Water pollution ;
Ground water ;
Land use ;
Water treatment ;
Nitrogen organic compounds ;
Aromatic compounds ;
Record of Decision ;
Second Remedial Action ;
Mason County(West Virginia)
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The West Virginia Ordnance (WVO) site covers approximately 8,323 acres in Mason County, West Virginia. It is located on the east bank of the Ohio River. General Chemical Defense Corporation of New York operated the plant until 1945. Red and yellow water (liquid wastes) were produced during the TNT manufacturing process. Yellow water was discharged to the Mill Creek drainage system, which eventually drains into the Ohio River; red water was discharged directly to the Ohio River through a pipe located about one foot offshore. In May 1981, ranger officials observed a seep of red water adjacent to a pond located on the wildlife station. Upon examination, ground water discharging to this pond was found to be contaminated by di- and trinitrotoluenes and phenol. The selected remedial action for this site addresses three distinct areas of contamination.
"Sept. 1988." "PB89-189468." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "EPA/ROD/R03-88/053."