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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Brantner and Associates (Doing Business As: TE Connectivity MOG) in Culpeper, Virginia

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The facility was initially registered as a large quantity generator (LQG) of hazardous waste, effective August 19, 1980. The facility has operated as a small quantity generator (SQG) of hazardous waste for the past eight years.

Cleanup Status

The Tyco Electronics, Inc. facility received a Final Decision for No Further Action (NFA) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on August 23, 2012. The decision to issue an NFA at the Facility was detailed in the Statement of Basis (SB), dated July 20, 2010, which revealed that there are no known or suspected human health exposures or groundwater issues, therefore, there is no threat to human health or the environment. The commencement of a thirty (30)-day public comment period was announced in the Culpeper Star Exponent on July 19th, 2012 and on the EPA Region III website. The public comment period ended on August 20, 2012. The Final Decision and Response to Comments became effective on August 23, 2012.



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Site Description

Interactive Map of Brantner & Associates (DBA: TE Connectivity MOG),
Culpeper, Virginia

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The Rochester Corporation, a subsidiary of Tyco Electronics, manufactures steel wire, fiber optic cable, and umbilical cables that incorporate steel twisted around electromechanical and fiber optic cables. The Facility was built in 1940 and was a privately held corporation owned by the Rochester family. The Facility has operated under several names including British Tire & Rubber and Tyco International prior to Tyco Electronics. The Rochester Corporation Facility is approximately 43 acres in size and is located in a commercial and industrial portion of Culpeper County. Facility operations began in 1941 with the production of steel wire rope. Wire rope manufacturing ceased in 1996, however, the Facility continues to manufacture wire, fiber optic cable, and umbilical cables that incorporate steel twisted around electromechanical and fiber optic cables. Prior to ownership by Tyco Electronics, Rochester was owned by Tyco International from approximately 1996 until June 2007.

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Contaminants at this Facility

The facility historically managed hazardous waste (hazardous waste code D039 - tetrachloroethylene (PCE)) as part of past parts cleaning processes. Also in the past, blocking compounds were lead-based and created a D008 (lead) hazardous waste. The facility no longer uses lead blocking compounds; epoxy-based blocking compounds are currently used.

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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 is in continued use.

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Site Responsibility at this Facility

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

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