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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2017, EPA did not have economic data related to on-site businesses, or economic data were not applicable due to site use. View information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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Activity and Use Limitations

At this site, activity and use limitations that EPA calls institutional controls are in place. Institutional controls play an important role in site remedies because they reduce exposure to contamination by limiting land or resource use. They also guide human behavior. For instance, zoning restrictions prevent land uses – such as residential uses – that are not consistent with the level of cleanup. For more background, see Institutional Controls.

While walking on the portion of the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail that is located near the site, hikers may have noticed discolored water in the nearby drainage ditch. The cause of the color change is ferrous iron from historical mining. Current monitoring of this water indicates that pH levels are around 3.5, making it moderately acidic. As cleanup efforts contiue, EPA recommnmends that hikers and their pets stay on the trail in this area, and do not come in contact with the water at this time.

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