Superfund Site:

ISLAND CHEMICAL CORP/VIRGIN ISLANDS CHEMICAL CORP.
CHRISTIANSTED, VI

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Cecilia Echols
(212) 637-3678

Remedial Project Manager
Caroline Kwan
(212) 637-4275

Site Location

Street Address:
MELVIN-EVANS HIGHWAY (ROUTE 66), CHRISTIANSTED, VI 00820

Background

The Virgin Island Chemical Superfund site is located in south-central St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The 3.5-acre area was leased to various chemical manufacturers. The facility manufactured pharmaceutical chemicals, primarily phenacetin, ethoxyquin and quinidine. Virgin Islands Chemical Company (VICC) produced benzyl acetate, which is used in perfumes, flavorings, resin, lacquers, printing inks and varnish removers. In 1985, VICC also began producing benzyl salicylate, which is used as a perfume fixative and as a solvent for synthetic musk, and is an ingredient in sunscreen lotion. A chain-link fence secures the area, which is currently inactive. All buildings were demolished ...
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