Fisher Scientific Company, LLC
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EPA Project Manager
Luis A. Pizarro
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
1650 Arch Street MS 3LC20
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3444
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Brett Fisher, P.G.
DEQ Project Manager
P.O. Box 10009
Richmond, VA 23240-0009
Phone: (804) 698-4219
- A Final RCRA Site Visit Report dated February 28, 2007 and prepared by Tetra Tech EC, Inc. was submitted to the EPA and the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for Fisher Scientific Company, LLC, presently known as Thermo Fisher Scientific (Fisher Scientific) located in Middletown, VA. A Statement of Basis (SOB) containing EPA's proposed remedy was noticed on March 9, 2011 in the Northern Virginia Daily newspaper. EPA issued its Final Decision regarding the Facility on May 10, 2011 stating that Corrective Action was Complete without Controls.
- The Fisher Scientific facility is 18 acres and is located in a mixed industrial and agricultural area. The facility is an invitro diagnostic manufacturing plant, which is approximately 230,000 square feet and consists of a single building. The plant is comprised of several light manufacturing and production areas, shipping and receiving area, warehouse, and storage areas. Associated areas around the building included asphalt parking lots, roadways, and landscaped areas. The majority of the manufacturing plant was constructed in 1978, with several additions and renovations performed over the years. The largest expansion of the facility occurred in 1987.
- The facility formulates aqueous reagents and human and bovine-based calibration products used for clinical diagnostic systems. The products are used by clinical laboratories and hospitals to conduct various biochemical and hematological assays on human blood and urine samples. The products are considered FDA Class 1, 2 and 3 medical devices and are regulated by the United States Food and Drug Administration. Manufacturing at the facility began in 1978. Manufacturing activities include mixing of reagents and calibration products, packaging of liquids into smaller aliquots, and lyophilization (freeze drying) of liquids to produce powdered reagents. Various hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals, including petroleum products have historically been used and are currently used during the manufacturing process. The raw chemicals and petroleum products are stored in tanks, 55-gallon drums, and various capacity containers. The facility is listed as a Large Quantity Generator of hazardous waste
- No institutional controls were required.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 8 pages, 74 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF,10 pages, 72 KB, About PDF]
- Statement of Basis [PDF,5 pages, 51 KB, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division - RCRA
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
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- The facility is under continued use.
- The EPA is dedicated to providing you with timely and accurate information about our work at this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the EPA Project Manager: Luis A. Pizarro (215) 814-3444.