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MATTHEWS ELECTROPLATING

Abstract

Site Name:  MATTHEWS ELECTROPLATING
Address:  ROUTE 796 
City & State:  ROANOKE  VA  24153
County:  ROANOKE CITY
 
EPA ID:  VAD980712970
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-83/007
ROD Date:  06/02/1983
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  GROUNDWATER SOIL
 
Contaminant:  CHROMIUM, HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM
 
Abstract:  THE 1.7 ACRE MATTHEWS ELECTROPLATING SITE IS LOCATED IN ROANOKE COUNTY, VIRGINIA, APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES WEST OF SALEM. BETWEEN 1972 AND 1976, TWO BUILDINGS ON THE SITE HOUSED AN AUTOMOBILE BUMPER ELECTROPLATING OPERATION. GROUNDWATER SAMPLING HAS CONFIRMED THAT A WELL AT THE PLANT WAS HEAVILY CONTAMINATED WITH HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM. THE OFF-SITE GROUND WATER INVESTIGATION REVEALED THAT 10 LOCAL RESIDENTIAL WELLS ALSO HAD CHROMIUM CONTAMINATION.

THE COST-EFFECTIVE REMEDY SELECTED FOR THIS SITE IS TO PROVIDE MUNICIPAL WATER SERVICE TO THE AFFECTED NEIGHBORHOOD. THE CAPITAL COST OF THIS ALTERNATIVE IS ESTIMATED TO BE $662,000 AND THE PRESENT WORTH OF OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE COSTS FOR THIRTY YEARS WAS ESTIMATED AT $292,000.
 
Remedy:  THE COST-EFFECTIVE REMEDY SELECTED FOR THIS SITE IS TO PROVIDE MUNICIPAL WATER SERVICE TO THE AFFECTED NEIGHBORHOOD. THE CAPITAL COST OF THIS ALTERNATIVE IS ESTIMATED TO BE $662,000 AND THE PRESENT WORTH OF OPERATING AND MAINTENANCE COSTS FOR THIRTY YEARS WAS ESTIMATED AT $292,000.
 
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