Source: July 25, 2015 Read More →

Public Notice of Voluntary Remediation

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Public Information Office
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
PAPER: Times West Virginian
Merit Development, Inc. has submitted an application to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) to participate in a voluntary environmental cleanup at a portion of the former Owens Illinois Plant #3 property under the Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act. The site is located at 1417 Morgantown Avenue, Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia, and is comprised of approximately 26 acres of property.
The site is a portion of the former glass manufacturing plant operated as Owens Illinois Glass Company Plant #3 from 1912 until 1983. Various other entities have owned and/or operated portions of the site since that time. J&J Manufacturing performed building and structure demolition and scrap metal operations at the site following closure of the Owens Illinois Glass Company. Clean Metal, LLC operated a metals processing and recycling facility at the site. There have been no known operational activities at the site since Clean Metal, LLC ceased operations in September 2002. An environmental investigation at the site in 2008 documented that both soil and groundwater have been impacted. Chemicals of Concern (COCs) were determined by screening maximum concentrations of contaminants in soil and groundwater against conservative benchmarks developed to be protective of human health. COCs included low concentrations of metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Future site use is anticipated to be industrial.
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.:
VRP #15046
Merit Development, Inc.
302 Dents Run Road
Morgantown, WV 26501
Site Location:
1417 Morgantown Avenue
Fairmont, Marion County, WV
Current Site Use:
The site is currently unused. Site assessment reports were submitted to WVDEP and accepted.
Suspected Contaminants:
Contaminants of potential concern include metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons..
Cleanup Method:
Once a cleanup method is chosen, a second public notice will be issued.
Intended Future Use:
Application Availability:
Interested individuals may review and/or copy the Voluntary Remediation Program application at the following locations:
Marion County Public Library
321 Monroe Street
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-366-1210
WVDEP – Office of Environmental Remediation
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304
Phone: 304-926-0499, ext. 1871
Questions or Comments:
Questions or comments regarding the Voluntary Remediation Program or this application should be directed to either:
Mr. Pasupathy Ramanan, WVDEP
2031 Pleasant Valley Road, Suite #1
Fairmont, WV 26554
Phone: 304-368-2000, ext. 3730 or Ms. Lydia Work, Licensed Remediation Specialist
1140 Valley Forge Road
Valley Forge, PA 19482
Phone: 304-552-1442
Times:July 25, 2015