Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

ATLANTIC WOOD INDUSTRIES, INC.
PORTSMOUTH, VA

Redevelopment

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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 2018, EPA had data on one on-site business. This business employed 27 people and generated an estimated $80,608,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional 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.

EPA will apply institutional controls to ensure the remedy is protective in both the short term and long term. Institutional controls will ensure, for example, that future construction does not adversely affect the remedy (for example, to avoid vapor intrusion), provide notice to new landowners to prevent inappropriate future land use, educate and warn the public against consumption of fish and shellfish from the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River, and prevent use of groundwater for drinking purposes.

 

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