BWXT Nuclear Operations Group
Formerly: Babcock & Wilcox Nuclear Operations
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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Michael Jacobi
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
1650 Arch Street MS 3LC20
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Virginia Dept of Environmental Quality
RCRA Corrective Action and Groundwater
DEQ Office of Remediation Programs
629 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: (804) 698-4219
The selected remedy for the Facility was documented in the Final Decision and Response to Comments (“FDRTC”). This document contains the selected remedy and responses to comments received during the 30 day public comment period which ended on December 17, 2014. The FDRTC was signed by EPA’s Director of Land and Chemicals Division on February 26, 2015. The Final selected remedy was unchanged from the proposed remedy.
The next step is for implementation of the selected remedy with the current property owners B&W and AREVA.
The Babcock &Wilcox Nuclear Operations Group (Mt. Athos site) is located near Lynchburg, Virginia on a 560-acre site adjacent to the James River in the northeast corner of Campbell County.
RCRA Corrective Action activities at this facility are being conducted under the direction of EPA Region III with assistance from the Commonwealth of Virginia.
The complete list of contaminants of concern identified in the RFI include TCE, PCE, bromoform, chloroform, methylene chloride, cis-1,2-dichloroethylene, trans-1, 2-dichloroethylene, trichlorofluoromethane, and vinyl chloride. No immediate threats to human health or the environment have been identified.
No institutional controls are currently in place; however, the selected remedy calls for Institutional Controls, such as groundwater restrictions and land use restrictions.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis [ 30 pp, 2.13 MB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [ 10 pp, 37 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [10pp, 168 KB, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
Phone: (804) 698-4219
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
Get instructions on how to submit a FOIA request. Additional fee for requests over 100 pages.
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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:
Michael Jacobi (215) 814-3435 .