Superfund Site: GREENWOOD CHEMICAL CO., NEWTOWN, VA
Superfund Site Profile
The 33-acre Greenwood Chemical Co. site is located in Albemarle County, Virginia. From the 1940s to 1985, a manufacturing facility produced chemicals for industrial, agricultural, pharmaceutical and photographic processes on site. Manufacturing activities ceased in 1985 following a toluene vapor explosion and fire that destroyed the process building and resulted in the deaths of four workers. Site activities, including the storage and disposal of leaking drums and the operation of seven uncontrolled wastewater treatment/disposal lagoons, contaminated soil, groundwater, surface water and sludge with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.