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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Ball Metal Beverage Container Corporation in Bristol, Virginia

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The Ball Metal Beverage Container Corporation (Facility) is a manufacturing facility that produces aluminum tops for beverage cans. The Facility produces tops from aluminum sheet metal stock, and applies a rubberized compound liner to the tops.

Cleanup Status

A Final Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Site Visit Report was issued on January 14, 2008, for the Facility. A Statement of Basis (SOB) was noticed in the Bristol Herald Courier on March 3, 2009. The EPA issued its Final Decision regarding the facility on April 8, 2009, stating that Corrective Action was Complete without Controls.


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Site Description

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The Ball Metal Beverage Corporation (Ball) facility is located at 750 Old Abingdon Highway, Bristol, Virginia 24201 (hereinafter referred to as the Facility).

The Facility is bordered by the Norfolk and Western Rail line to the northwest. Across from the railroad are apartment buildings. Beaver Creek borders the facility from the north corner to the southeast side of the main building. Old Abingdon Highway follows the same route as Beaver Creek. Residential buildings are located along the northeast side of the building, across Beaver Creek and Old Abingdon Highway.

In 1971, the Reynolds Metals Corporation (Reynolds) built the plant that is now occupied and operated by Ball. In 1973, Reynolds started metal beverage end manufacture operations at the plant. In August of 1998, Ball conducted Phase One and Phase Two Environmental Site Assessments, purchased the plant and continued facility operations.

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Contaminants at this Facility

The Facility utilizes metal working equipment, and two liner material process lines. The first liner process line is water based compound, the second is a volatile organic compound (VOC) solvent based rubberized compound. The rubberized compound liner material consists of 43% VOC solvent (heptane).

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

 Institutional Controls were not required for the site.

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Land Reuse Information at this Facility

The facility is under continued use.

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Site Responsibility at this Facility

RCRA Corrective Action activities at this facility are being conducted under the direction of the EPA Region 3 with assistance from Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

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