Flint Group Pigments
Formerly: XSYS Print Solutions US
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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
BASF Corporation entered into the Facility Lead Corrective Action Program with a letter of commitment on December 7, 1999. A workplan was submitted on June 28, 2000. EPA reviewed the workplan and provided comments to BASF on May 18, 2001. A revised workplan was submitted on July 23, 2001. EPA Region III completed its review of the workplan on April 2, 2002 and granted BASF approval to start the investigation. BASF requested approval to do additional groundwater investigation prior to submitting the RFI Report. This approval was granted by EPA on February 5, 2003.
EPA has completed its review of the RFI report which was submitted on August 13, 2003. On January 19, 2007 EPA approved the Phase 2 RFI workplan for further groundwater investigation at the facility.
The Phase II Field Sampling Plan (FSP) and Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP) was approved by EPA on June 29, 2009 and the installation of additional wells was done in July 2009. The RFI Phase II report was submitted on May 14, 2010. A follow-up workplan was submitted to EPA on October 2015. Its purpose is to further define areas of contamination and address data gaps.
BASF Corporation is now XSYS Printing Solutions, LLC.
BASF is located in Huntington, West Virginia. The facility occupies 20 acres on both sides of 5th Avenue at 24th Street. The facility began production in 1912. Since the initial development of the facility, there have been several owners/operators: Standard Ultramarine Company, Chemetron Corporation, BASF Corporation and is currently under the ownership of Flint Group Pigments (owned by XSYS Printing Systems). The primary pigment currently manufactured at the Facility is alkali blue.
The facility consists of 8 Areas of Concern (AOCs) which include a landfill, above-ground storage tanks, electrical transformers and a waste water treatment system. Chemicals of concern include benzene, ethylbenzene, hexachlorobenzene, 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane, toluene, trichloroethene, xylene, aniline, n-nitrosodiphenylamine and PCBs (aroclor 1248)
Chemicals of concern include benzene, ethylbenzene, hexachlorobenzene, 1,1,2,2-Tetrachloroethane, toluene, trichloroethene, xylene, aniline, n-nitrosodiphenylamine and PCBs (aroclor 1248).
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 6 pp, 95 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater [PDF, 8 pp, 126 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
Get instructions on how to submit a FOIA request. Additional fee for requests over 100 pages.
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- The facility is in 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.