SALTVILLE WASTE DISPOSAL PONDS
Superfund Site Profile
The Saltville Waste Disposal Ponds Site is located in Saltville, Virginia. It includes the former Olin Corporation chlorine plant; two waste disposal ponds, Ponds 5 and 6; 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.