Superfund Information Systems: Site Profile

Superfund Site:

LEETOWN PESTICIDE
LEETOWN, WV

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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Redevelopment at the Site

The Leetown Pesticide Superfund Site in Jefferson County, West Virginia, is in an area known for its dairy cattle pastures and forage crop farms. The Site includes three separate parcels: the former Pesticide Pile Area, the former Pesticide Mixing Shed, and the Crimm Orchard Packing Shed. Mixing and storage of pesticides and insecticides, for use at the Jefferson and Crimm Orchards, took place at the Site. Site activities resulted in the contamination of debris, waste, and soil. In 1983, EPA added the site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL). Cleanup activities included the treatment, stabilization, and removal of soil from the Site. EPA completed cleanup in 1992 and, in 1996, deleted the Site from the NPL. A United States Geological Survey facility occupies 2 acres of the Site.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2017, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 115 people. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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