Public Notice

West Virginia Department of Environmental
Public Information Office
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304

VRP #15034-001

PAPER:The Intelligencer

Brixmor GA Moundsville LLC (Brixmor) has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to participate in a voluntary environmental cleanup at Moundsville Plaza under the Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act. The site is located at 12th Street & Lafayette Avenue, Moundsville, Marshall County, West Virginia, and is comprised of approximately 20.64 acres of property.
Beginning in 1917, portions of the Site operated as a smelting and refining plant for zinc and lead companies. After the zinc and lead refining activities ceased in 1958, the Site was owned for approximately a decade by a coal storage company and used as a lumber yard, prior to construction of a shopping plaza in the 1970s. Smelting and refining activities are the likely source for any contamination that may be identified at the Site during the investigation to be conducted by Brixmor. Constituents of potential concern (COPCs) associated with smelting and refining operations includes arsenic, chromium, cadmium, copper, lead, and zinc. Semi-volatile organic compounds (SVOCs) are also of potential concern from the Site’s use of coal to fire the smelters and subsequent coal storage. The Site is currently comprised of a retail shopping plaza and an undeveloped parcel. The shopping plaza and associated structures are not expected to contribute any additional COPCs, with the exception of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) from the current retail gas station located at the southwest corner of the property. A prior surficial release of gasoline received no further action from the WVDEP in May 2013 and no other spill incidents have been identified for the gas station. VOCs have been added to the COPC list to confirm that no additional contamination exists related to the gas station. Contemplated future Site use is the continuation of a retail shopping center and potential commercial development of the undeveloped area.
The Office of Environmental Remediation (OER) at the WVDEP is currently negotiating a Voluntary Remediation Agreement with the applicant to address environmental conditions associated with the historic operations at the site. The agreement includes provisions for identifying human health and ecological risks associated with current and potential uses of the site; establishing appropriate remediation standards; and performing additional remedial actions, if necessary, to meet those standards. Upon completion of remediation, the applicant will submit a final report to OER to confirm that the work performed meets all applicable remediation standards.
Application No:

Brixmor GA
Moundsville LLC
c/o Brixmor Property Group
420 Lexington Avenue
7th Floor
New York, NY 10170

Site Location: 12th Street & Lafayette Avenue, Moundsville, Marshall County, WV

Current Site Use: A retail shopping plaza and an undeveloped parcel.

Suspected Contaminants: Contaminants of potential concern include arsenic, cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, zinc, SVOCs, and VOCs.

Cleanup Method: Once a cleanup method is chosen, a second public notice will be issued.

Intended Future Use: Commercial and/or Industrial.

Application Availability: Interested individuals may review and/or copy the Voluntary Remediation Program application at the following locations:

Moundsville-Marshall County Public Library
700 Fifth Street
Moundsville, WV 26041
Phone: 304-845-6911

WVDEP-Office of
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: 304-926-0499
Ext. 1817

Questions or Comments: Questions or comments regarding the Voluntary Remediation Program or this application should be directed to either:

James Gaston, WVDEP
131-A Peninsula Street
Wheeling, WV 26003
Phone: 304-238-1220
Ext. 3515 or

Ira Buchanan, Licensed Remediation Specialist
111-D Sanders Lane
Bluefield, VA 24605
Phone: 276-322-3879
Int. Aug. 5, 2015