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City & State:  LEETOWN  WV  25430
EPA ID:  WVD980693402
EPA Region:  03
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
ROD Type:  Amendment
ROD ID:  EPA/AMD/R03-92/163
ROD Date:  04/07/1992
Operable Unit(s):  01
Media:  Not available
Contaminant:  Not available
Abstract:  The Leetown Pesticide Site (Site) is located in extreme northeastern West Virginia, approximately eight miles south of Martinsburg, West Virginia.

Initially, the study area was defined as the Bell Spring Run, Blue Spring Run, and Gray Spring Run watersheds. During the initial stages of the Remedial Investigation (RI), eight areas of concern were investigated, relative to surface disposal of pesticides, agricultural use of pesticides, and landfilling. Based on an analysis of the sampling results, the Site was later defined as comprising three separate areas: the former Pesticide Pile Area, the former Pesticide Mixing Shed, and the Crimm Orchard Packing Shed.

The Record of Decision (ROD) for the Site was signed on March 31, 1986. The ROD addressed the risks associated with contents of the Crimm Orchard Packing Shed and the soils in the areas of the former Pesticide Pile, the formerPesticide Mixing Shed, and the Crimm Orchard Packing Shed which are contaminated primarily with DDT and its metabolites. This document amends the ROD based on a revised Risk Assessment which indicates that the risks associated with the soils are within the acceptable risk range.

The lead agency for the remedial action at the Site is the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The State of West Virginia Waste Management Section (WMS) is the support agency.

Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA) S 117 and Section 300.435(c)(2)(ii) of the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Contingency Plan (NCP), the lead agency is required to propose an amendment to the ROD if a fundamental change to the remedy is necessary and to allow the public the opportunity to comment on the proposed change.
Remedy:  It has been determined in the revised Risk Assessment that the DDTcontaminated soils at the Site do not pose an unacceptable risk to human health or the environment. As such, the removal and offsite disposal of the
Crimm Orchard Packing Shed and its contents have mitigated the threats posed by the Site to human health and the environment and eliminated the need to conduct any additional remedial action. Therefore, it has been determined that no further action is necessary to ensure protection of human health and the environment.
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