Superior Reedsville Filtration LLC Submits Voluntary Remediation Program Application
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (Oct. 19, 2018) – The Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has accepted a Voluntary Remediation Program application submitted by Superior Reedsville Filtration LLC (VRP #18029) to address environmental conditions at Superior Fibers in Preston County.
The site is located at 456 South Robert Stone Way in Reedsville and includes approximately 12 acres. Various manufacturing entities have operated at the site from the 1930s through the present including furniture, wooden aircraft components during WWII, brass plumbing foundry, and fiberglass filtration materials and products manufacturing since 1978, which is anticipated to continue in the future. Contaminants of potential concern consist of chlorinated solvents, metals, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in soil, groundwater, surface water, sediments, and suspected in air.
OER is currently negotiating 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.