DC Department of Corrections
Former Lorton Correctional Complex
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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Luis Pizarro
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
1650 Arch Street MS 3LC20
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone : (215) 814-3444
- Cleanup Status:
Corrective Action Underway
- Human Exposure Control :
To be Determined
- Groundwater Control :
To Be Determined
- A meeting and site visit was conducted on October 30, 2008 to the Former Lorton Correctional Complex. The USEPA Region III and the VDEQ will decide if additional information or sampling at the facility is required to determine whether the environmental indicators have been met or if corrective action is required at the facility. The facility will be provided with the opportunity to pursue RCRA corrective action utilizing the Facility Lead Program Agreement by USEPA.
- In order to address the identified follow-up items, available data and reports are being reviewed by the EPA to determine the next steps in the Corrective Action program and to make a determination with regard to the Environmental indicators.
- The Lorton Correctional Complex was established circa 1911 and included dormitories, cell blocks, residences, maintenance facilities, a large oil and coal-fired boiler house (steam plants), industrial facilities such as furniture manufacturing and repair facilities, vehicle repair centers, a hog farm, a dairy farm, a water treatment plant, and wastewater treatment plants. The facility generated and managed hazardous waste from the various manufacturing and industrial related activities including wood/upholstery furniture manufacturing/repair, printing operations, metal working and fabrication, vehicle maintenance and repair, and auto body work. Historical review of the facility's information I indicates the Lorton facility was cited on numerous occasions for a significant number of regulatory violations of the RCRA Regulations. As a result of the frequency of the RCRA violations, the facility was issued two Enforcement Consent Orders (COs), which required the facility to address the violations and to come into compliance with the regulatory requirements.
- On July 15, 2002, after the property was surveyed and covenants established, 2,324 acres was transferred to Fairfax County for $4.2 million. Areas of the property designated for a high school and a middle school (approximately 116 acres) were transferred at no cost on May 1, 2002.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Factsheet[PDF, 13 KB, 1 page, 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
Get instructions on how to submit a FOIA request. Additional fee for requests over 100 pages.
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The site is under continued use and also has an unused parcel.
- 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: Mr. Luis Pizarro (215) 814-3444.