CHARLESTON, W.Va. (June 11, 2018) – The Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has accepted a Voluntary Remediation Program (VRP) application submitted by Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. to address environmental conditions at the Elkview Field Camp in Kanawha County.
The site is located at 5146 Elk River Road in Elkview and includes approximately 3.6 acres. The site was operated by Halliburton as a field camp for oil field services from approximately 1970 to 2016.
The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment identified the following areas which may be contaminant sources: an existing underground storage tank (UST), a previous UST release incident at the site, trench drains and oil-water separators, and hazardous materials containers. Future site use is expected to be industrial in nature.
OER has negotiated a Voluntary Remediation Agreement (VRA) with the applicant. Under the VRA, the applicant will work with the WVDEP to identify human health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site; establish applicable remediation standards; and ensure that standards are maintained at the site. Upon completion of the remediation, a final report will be submitted to OER for review and approval.
West Virginia’s Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act encourages voluntary cleanups of contaminated sites, as well as redevelopment of abandoned and under-utilized properties, with an objective of counteracting the lack of development on sites with contamination or perceived contamination. By providing financial incentives to invest in brownfields, this approach protects communities and the environment while still promoting economic development in West Virginia.