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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Clean Earth of Morgantown (Formerly: AES Environmental LLC) in Morgantown, West Virginia

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A Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Part A application was filed in 1986 and a RCRA Part B application was filed in 1987 with revisions in 1990 and 1999. In April 2000, the facility closed the permitted hazardous waste storage tanks. AES submitted a new Part A permit application reflecting these closures and a Part B Permit was issued in 2002. The reactivation of carbon was considered reuse (recycling) and therefore was exempt from waste disposal regulation in West Virginia; however, ASI was classified as a hazardous waste storage facility by the then-West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) because of the possible contamination of spent carbon handled at the facility.

    Cleanup Status

    EPA has determined that no further corrective action or controls are necessary at this time for this Facility. EPA's decision was based on a site visit and a review of EPA and West Virginia files regarding the environmental history of the Facility as presented in the Final Environmental Indicator Inspection Report submitted on January 28, 2010. Based on this review, EPA has concluded that there are no current or unaddressed releases of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents from the Facility.

    A Statement of Basis (SOB) seeking public comment on EPA's decision was noticed on July 9, 2010. The EPA issued its Final Decision regarding the Facility on August 13, 2010, stating that Corrective Action was Complete without Controls.

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    Site Description

    Interactive Map of Clean Earth of Morgantown (Formerly: AES Environmenta), Morgantown, West Virginia

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    The Facility is located at 1750 Morgantown Industrial Park in Morgantown, Monongalia County, West Virginia. The Facility is bordered to the west by wooded land and the east by the Monongahela River; also, there are scattered residences and development to the north, east, and south of the Facility. The Facility covers approximately 0.75 acres, which is comprised of Building 170 and surrounding areas in the Industrial Park.

    The Facility operates as a transfer facility for RCRA hazardous and non-hazardous wastes. Operations include storage, repacking/consolidating, and transportation of wastes to off-site disposal facilities. The Facility generates small amounts of contaminated personal protective equipment (PPE) during repacking/consolidation activities; no other waste handling activities take place at the Facility. Operations are segregated into functional areas designated as the Central Storage Area (Area A), Lower Storage Area (Area C), Loading Dock Area (Area B), Yard Area, Department of Transportation (DOT) 10-day Trailer Staging Area, Boiler Room, and offices.

    Most of the Facility is covered with asphalt and concrete and operations do not take place outdoors. The Facility is surrounded by a six-foot high metal cyclone fence, with three strands of barbed wire. Facility access is through two vehicle gates and security personnel are on-site 24 hours per day.

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    Contaminants at this Facility

    The Facility, which is currently inactive, is permitted to accept a wide variety of hazardous wastes including, but not limited to, contaminated soil, sludge, wastewaters, filter media, paint related wastes, sand blast materials, lamps, batteries, off-specification products, spent solvents, and oils. The Facility is currently permitted to store a maximum of 50,000 gallons of waste at any given time.

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    Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

    Institutional Controls were not required at the facility.

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    Land Reuse Information at this Facility

    The facility is currently unused.

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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 West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection.

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