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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Allied Concrete Products, LLC (Formerly: Solite Corporation) in Arvonia, Virginia

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Cleanup Status

The corrective action requirements under the lightweight aggregate kiln permit VAD042755082 were transferred to the hazardous waste tank farm storage permit (Permit VAD098443443) in 2013 and permit VAD042755082 was then allowed to expire. On June 30, 2015, Allied transferred the property it owned at the Facility to Eagle Real Estate, LLC, a related entity.

In September 2016, the facility's Hazardous Waste Management Permit was modified to incorporate a final remedy detailed in a Statement of Basis developed by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), which includes groundwater monitoring and institutional controls. The Statement of Basis and Permit modifications underwent a 60-day public comment period during which a public meeting was conducted. No comments were received during the comment period. The modified Permit became effective on September 27, 2016 and represents Remedy Selection and Remedy Construction Complete determinations in accordance with the Corrective Action process.

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Site Description

Interactive Map of Allied Concrete Products, LLC (Formerly: Solite Corporation), Arvonia, VA

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The Solite LLC facility (formerly referred to as the A. F. Old Plant) is located on a 917 acre site near Arvonia, in Buckingham County, Virginia.  The facility manufactured lightweight aggregate used in the manufacture of lightweight masonry units, lightweight precast units, and structural concrete.  The Arvonia facility operated three rotary lightweight aggregate industrial kilns that utilized liquid hazardous wastes as fuel.  The hazardous waste fuel was stored and mixed/blended in a contiguous Hazardous Waste Management Permitted facility site owned and operated by Giant Resource Recovery-Arvonia, Inc (formerly Oldover, Inc.) under EPA ID No. VAD VAD098443443.  The GRR facility transferred the hazardous derived fuel through pipes to the nearby Solite LLC kilns for burning.  The original Giant Resource Recovery - Arvonia, Inc. property is a 1.335 acre tract of land wholly contained within the confines of the Arvonia facility.

On January 19, 2006, the GRR- Arvonia, Inc. facility Permit under EPA ID No. VAD098443443 and the Solite Corporation/Solite, LLC facility Permit under EPA ID No. VAD042755082, were both modified to reflect the transfer by deed of 34.86 acres of land comprising Solid Waste Management Unit (SWMU) No. 9, Former Surface Impoundments for Scrubber Water From Solite Corporation to the GRR-Arvonia, Inc. facility and Permit.   

The Environmental Indemnity Agreement between the owners of the above two facilities and the Administrative Order of Consent between the GCHI and the EPA provides the framework for CA work to be administered and conducted through the GRR-Arvonia, Inc. facility, with responsibility for overall CA at the two sites remaining with the former parent company GCHI.

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Contaminants at this Facility

Inorganics were identified as being the primary contaminants of concern.

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

The need for Institutional Controls is yet to be determined.

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Land Reuse Information at this Facility

The Arvonia facility closed the operating units and ceased industrial operations.

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    Site Responsibility at this Facility

    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action activities at this facility are being conducted under the direction of the VA DEQ with assistance from EPA Region 3.

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