ConocoPhillips Corp. to address environmental concerns


ConocoPhillips Corp. has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection to address environmental concerns associated with a former retail gas station/convenience store known as Kayo/Jet No. 48004. The site is comprised of approximately .41 acres and is located on U.S. Route 60 in Riverside, Kanawha County.


The site consists of a single parcel and is currently vacant. All buildings and underground storage tanks have been removed from the site and environmental investigations have been initiated. The site operated as convenience store until the tanks were removed in 1989.


ConocoPhillips is working with the DEP’s Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) to address environmental conditions at the site. The primary chemicals of potential concern are total petroleum hydrocarbons (both diesel-range and gasoline-range organics), volatile organic compounds, semi-volatile organic compounds, and lead. These chemicals are commonly associated with petroleum retail operations.


OER and the applicant have negotiated a voluntary remediation agreement (No. 09368) which includes provisions for identifying human health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site, in order to establish appropriate cleanup standards. The agreement also includes provisions for additional clean up proposals if necessary to meet those standards. A final report will be submitted to the OER for review to confirm that the work meets all applicable remediation standards.


Questions regarding the VRRP or this application may be directed to Deborah LaMond, ConocoPhillips Company, 1400 Park Avenue, Room DT-254, Linden, N.J. 07036, (908) 523-5510; Dave Long, Project Manager, WVDEP, DLR/OER, 601 57th Street S.E., Charleston, WV. 25304, (304) 926-0455; or LRS Fred Taylor, 45 Farmington Valley Drive, Plainville, CT. 06062, (860)747-1800.


Kathy Cosco
304-926-0499, ext. 1331