Superfund Site:

SAUNDERS SUPPLY CO.
CHUCKATUCK, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Darriel Swatts
(215) 814-5536

Remedial Project Manager
Lisa Denmark
(215) 814-3314

Site Location

Street Address:
KINGS HWY BY CRITTENDEN & GODW, CHUCKATUCK, VA 23432

Background

The Saunders Supply Company Site, located in Suffolk County, Virginia, is a 7-1/3 acre former wood treating plant. Although wood treating operations ceased in June 1991, it is still an active lumber yard. Between 1964 and 1984, a mixture of pentachlorophenol (PCP) and fuel oil was used as the wood preservative. In 1974, the chromated copper arsenate process was added. Part of the spent PCP/oil sludge was disposed of by burning it in an unlined pit or a conical burner on site, resulting in the generation of dioxin compounds. In addition, some of the PCP sludge was sprayed around the ...
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