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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Moore Benjamin and Company in Colonial Heights, Virginia

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Cleanup Status

According to the EPA’s Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Info Database, the facility operated as a small quantity generator (SQG) from 1983 to 1991. However, RCRA information indicates that the facility was classified as a large quantity generator (LQG) in 1991 and 1993, where hazardous wastes were generated and shipped off-site to a Treatment, Storage, and Disposal (TSD) facility.  However, Benjamin Moore properly manifested (shipped) a total of approximately 7,300 pounds of glycol ethers, xylenes, zinc/zinc compounds, and ethylene glycol to a permitted off-site TSD facility from 1987 to 2001 (i.e., less than an average of 525 pounds per year. A limited Phase II Site Assessment was conducted in April 2002, which indicated a release of petroleum hydrocarbons had occurred in the vicinity of the former tank house (interior of the building)

A Final RCRA Site Visit Report was issued on June 18, 2008 for the Facility. A Statement of Basis (SB) was noticed in the Progress-Index newspaper on March 17, 2009. The EPA issued its Final Decision regarding the facility on April 23, 2009, stating that Corrective Action was Complete without Controls.

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Site Description

Interactive Map of Moore Benjamin & Company, Colonial Heights, VA

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The Benjamin Moore & Company Facility was located at 880 West Roslyn Road in Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Virginia. The Facility was built between 1965 and 1966 and is located on a 10.5-acre site in a light industrial region. The closest residence is approximately 200 yards from the Facility property line. The closest surface water body to the Facility is an unnamed creek to the east. The facility operations included paint manufacturing, raw material storage, product mixing and thinning, packaging, warehousing/shipping, and a quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) laboratory.

Benjamin Moore's manufacturing activities ceased in 2001, at which point the Facility was decommissioned.

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Contaminants at this Facility

In 2009, 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 at the site.

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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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