Superfund Site:

C & R BATTERY CO., INC.
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Cathleen Kennedy
(215) 814-2746

Remedial Project Manager
Debra Rossi
(215) 814-3228

Site Location

Street Address:
1320 BELLWOOD RD
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA 23237

Background

The 11-acre C & R Battery Company site is located near the James River in Chesterfield County, Virginia. Between the early 1970s and 1985, C&R Battery Co., Inc. used the site to dismantle batteries from cars, trucks and commercial applications in order to recover lead and lead oxide. The process involved cutting open batteries and draining acid into on-site ponds. These practices contaminated soil, sediment and surface water with lead and other hazardous chemicals. EPA added the site to the Superfund program's National Priorities List (NPL) in July 1987.