Superfund Site:

SALTVILLE WASTE DISPOSAL PONDS
SALTVILLE, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Meg Keegan
(215) 814-5494

Remedial Project Manager
Andrea Bain
(215) 814-3292

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Site Location

Street Address:
168 PERRYVILLE RD
SALTVILLE, VA 24370

Background

The Saltville Waste Disposal Ponds Site is located in Saltville, Virginia. It includes the former Olin Corporation chlorine plant, two waste disposal ponds, and the North Fork Holston and Holston Rivers.

Olin manufactured various chemicals, including chlorine gas, on-Site from 1895 to 1972. Production wastes, including mercury and alkaline wastes, were disposed of in two on-Site areas, Ponds 5 and 6. Disposal operations contaminated soil, sediment, surface water, and groundwater and caused contaminant accumulation in fish in the North Fork Holston River. The Site was added to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) in 1983.