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RECORD NUMBER: 876 OF 1357
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Chisman Creek, VA /|
|CORP Author||Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response,|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Virginia. ; Chisman Creek (Va.) ; York County (Va.)|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Inorganic compounds ; Chisman Creek site ; Virginia ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; Land reclamation ; Municipal wastes ; EPA region ; Liquid waste disposal ; York County(Virginia)|
|Collation||51 pages ; 28 cm|
The Chisman Creek site, located in Southeastern York County, VA, is in a 520-acre sub-watershed of the Chisman Creek coastal Basin on the Virginia Peninsula. As a tidal estuary, Chisman Creek flows easterly into Chesapeake Bay. Chisman Creek supports private and commercial marinas and numerous private docks, and is also a popular fishing area. In 1957 and 1958, two units of the Virginia Power Yorktown Power Generating Station began burning coal mixed with coke from a nearby petroleum refinery. Fly ash was produced by these units until 1974. A private contractor, employed between 1957 and 1974 to haul the fly ash from the generating station, disposed of large quantities of this incinerated coal by-product in four abandoned sand and gravel pits in the Chisman Creek watershed, approximately two miles south of the generating station. No dust control measures were employed during the hauling, and uncontrolled erosion caused fly ash to wash from the pits into Chisman Creek and its tributaries during heavy rains. The primary contaminants of concern include: trace metals (nickel and vanadium), and inorganics.
"Sept. 1986." "PB87-188561." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "EPA/ROD/R03-86/030." Microfiche.