Remedial (NPL) Program

The National Priorities List (NPL) is the list of sites of national priority among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States and its territories. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the EPA in determining which sites warrant further investigation. Sites are listed on the NPL upon completion of assessment through the Pre-Remedial Program screening, public solicitation of comments about the proposed site, and obtainment of state support for the listing. States are required to pay a minimum of 10% of the cleanup costs and assume operations and maintenance responsibilities once the site is remediated or the remedy is stable and has been demonstrated effective for ten (10) years.

Remedial Process Flowchart

Remedial Process Flowchart  

More information regarding the NPL as well as the general Superfund cleanup process, may be found on the U.S. EPA's website

West Virginia NPL Sites

County City Site Name NPL Status
Brooke Follansbee Follansbee Deleted
Fayette Minden Shaffer Equipment/Arbuckle Creek Area Final
Harrison Clarksburg North 25th Street Glass and Zinc Final
Jackson Ravenswood Ravenswood PCE Final
Jefferson Leetown Leetown Pesticide Deleted
Kanawha/Putnam Nitro Fike Chemical, Inc. Final
Marion Fairmont Big John Salvage - Hoult Road Final
Marion Fairmont Sharon Steel Corp (Fairmont Coke Works) Final
Marshall Moundsville Hanlin-Allied-Olin Final
Mason Point Pleasant West Virginia Ordnance (USARMY) Final
Mineral Rocket Center Allegany Ballistics Labratory (USNAVY) Final
Monongalia Morgantown Ordnance Works Disposal Areas Deleted
Wood Vienna Vienna Tetrachloroethene Final