Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Rehrig International in Richmond, Virginia
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- Cleanup Status
- Site Description
- Contaminants at this Facility
- Institutional/Engineer Controls
- Land Reuse
- Site Responsibility
A letter from the Virginia Department of Waste Management to Rehrig dated November 6, 1990, indicated that hazardous waste closure of the Facility had been completed in accordance with the approved closure plan; however, it is not clear if this closure addressed all waste management units. A Virginia Waste Management Board Consent Order was issued on January 23, 1997, which described numerous violations observed during a July 11, 1996, VDEQ inspection.
Final Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Site Visit Report was issued on March 26, 2007, for the Facility. A Statement of Basis (SOB) was published in The Voice on March 25, 2009. The EPA issued its Final Decision regarding the Facility on May 5, 2009, stating that Corrective Action was Complete without Controls.
During an unannounced September 10, 2002, compliance inspection, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ) determined that Rehrig no longer operated the site. The VDEQ Office of Waste Programs was requested to deactivate the VDEQ identification number. In summary, the hazardous waste releases were addressed and closure was certified by the VDEQ on November 6, 1990, and May 15, 1998. All Clean Water Act violations of the Virginia Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (VPDES) Permit were resolved by the assessment of fines, implementation of pollution prevention improvements, performing community service and eventually closing of the facility.
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The Former Rehrig International Facility is located at 901 North Lombardy Street, in Richmond, Virginia in an urban commercial, industrial, and residential area. The closest residence is approximately 500 feet from the Facility. The closest surface water body is the James River, 1.6 miles south of the Facility.
The Former Rehrig International Facility (Facility) was constructed in 1904, and was operated by Rehrig International from 1979 until 2000. Facility operations included manufacturing of shopping carts and baskets. The manufacturing process consisted of metal fabrication, injection molding and metal plating. Ancillary equipment used by Rehrig included a wastewater treatment system, diesel fuel Underground Storage Tank (UST), a waste oil Aboveground Storage Tank (AST), and a hydraulic oil AST.
Rehrig's manufacturing activities ceased in 2000, and the facility was sold in 2002. The Facility has been demolished and a Kroger's grocery store and small retail shops have been constructed in its place.
All the hazardous waste releases were addressed and facility closure was certified by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality.
Institutional Controls were not required for the site.
The site is being reused. The Facility has been demolished and a Kroger's grocery store and small retail shops have been constructed in its place.
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.