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Tracy A. Jeffries
Environmental Resources Specialist
Division of Land Restoration
Office of Environmental Remediation
601 57th Street, Room 1072
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: 304-926-0499 X 1262
On March 31, 2014, the Facility submitted a Work Plan Addendum to further assess the chemicals of potential concern (COPC) in groundwater in the Spent Acid Plant Area and at each of the Land-Based units. This Work Plan Addendum will serve as a supplement to the original Workplan submitted in June 4, 2014 and approved by WVDEP on June 25, 2012. The workplan addendum is under review by WVDEP. The facility completed a groundwater sampling and elevation levels of the groundwater and river in September/October 2015. This effort is in support of the evaluation for the “Groundwater under Control” Environmental Indicator determination, which is projected for November 2015.
A comprehensive summary report will be submitted pursuant to the schedule in the Voluntary Remediation Agreement (VRA) and modifications.
- There are 37 solid waste management units (SWMUs)
- There are four areas of concern (AOC)
- The plan began operations in 1922 as the Inco Huntington Plan manufacturing various nickel alloys. The manufacturing process has remained the same since the facility began operations in 1922.
- The manufacturing comes from five main buildings, the melt shop building, primary mill building, strip mill building, bar and wire building and the cold draw building.
- There several solid waste management units (SWMU). This includes a container storage, former baghouse dust storage, former nitric-HF tank, waste holding, spent acid tank system, neutralization tank, former west tailing pond, three former lagoons, former landfill, waste pile, hydraulic oil recycling unit, multi-hearth roasting furnace area, former barium chloride area, existing west tailing pond, dewatering filter press, reslurry tank, multi-hearth furnace, equalization tank, picking rinsewater pre-treatment plants, equalization tank, reaction tank, clarifier, three sludge dewatering tank, satellite accumulation areas, pre-treatment plant, former strip mill/current spent acid tank, former electro plating tanks, sludge holding tank, former temporary sludge holding tank, trash dumpsters, parts washer, equipment boneyard, and vacuum truck washer area.
The facility is located on a 140-acre site north of the Guyandotte River about fifty feet from the property line. The southwest portion of the property is surrounded by the Huntington flood wall. A residential area is located less than a mile, southeast of the facility.
- There were four areas of concern (AOC). They are the former dip tank, seven underground storage tanks, the sulfuric acid spills/overfills, and a stained area.
- The former dip tank has no evidence of a spill or release during the October 2009 RCRA site visit or during a WVDEP or EPA file review.
- For the seven underground storage tanks, no information was found in files reviewed indicated a release from these tanks or any sampling activities relating to their removal.
- There was a release of sulfuric acid in April 1994. The facility reported the spill to the National Response Center and neutralized the spill with soda ash; no confirmatory samples were collected. A second sulfuric acid release occurred in July 1990. Soil sampling was recommended in May 1994 but there is no evidence in the files that this sampling was ever completed.
- There was an area of black staining observed on the ground near the pre-treatment plant (one of the SWMU). The source or cause of this staining could not be determined during the 2009 RCRA site visit.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [10 pp, 309 KB, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
West Viriginia Dept of Enviromental Protection
Division of Waste Management
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0499
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: Leonard Hotham (215) 814-5788.