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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Bassett Mirror Company - Philpott Plant in Bassett, Virginia

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The Bassett Mirror Company (Facility), Philpott Plant houses an administrative office, manufacturing processes, and storage facilities. The facility manufactures and/or assembles furniture, mirrors, and artwork. Approximately 90% of home décor items processed at the facility are imported and undergo packing or warehousing/shipping operations. Manufacturing operations comprise 10% of the facility's output.

Cleanup Status

A Final Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Site Visit Report was issued on February 15, 2008, for the Facility. A Statement of Basis (SOB) was noticed in the Franklin News Post on March 13, 2009. The EPA issued its Final Decision regarding the facility on April 21, 2009, stating that Corrective Action was Complete without Controls.

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Site Description

Interactive Map of Bassett Mirror Company - Philpott Plant, Bassett, VA

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Bassett Mirror is located at 1290 Philpott Drive in Henry County, Bassett, Virginia approximately 45 miles south of Roanoke, Virginia. The Facility was built in 1973, and is located on a 19.6 acre site. The Facility is bordered by rural property, with the closest residence being approximately 340 feet from the facility property line. The closest surface water body to the facility is Town Creek, which forms the southern property line.

The Facility at one time operated three hazardous waste management units, as well as an underground storage tank.

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Contaminants at this Facility

EPA has determined that its proposed decision for the Facility is protective of human health and the environment and that no further corrective action or controls are necessary at this time.

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

Institutional Controls were not required.

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Land Reuse Information at this Facility

The facility's future use is yet to be determined.

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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 the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.

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