Superfund Site:

CULPEPER WOOD PRESERVERS, INC.
CULPEPER, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry-C Johnson
(215) 814-3239

Remedial Project Manager
Stepan Nevshehirlian
(215) 814-3402

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Site Location

Street Address:
RTE 666, CULPEPER, VA 22701

Background

The Culpeper Wood Preservers site, located in Culpeper County, Virginia, is an active 20-acre wood treatment facility that formerly used the chromated copper arsenate (CCA) waterborne treating process. Early on in the plant's operation, pressure-treated lumber was placed on an uncovered drip pad. As the lumber dried, CCA-contaminated drippings dropped directly to the ground. In early 1981, approximately 100,000 gallons of CCA-contaminated wastewater were released from an unlined, on-site waste impoundment, contaminating neighboring surface waters. In January 1982, the Virginia State Water Control Board (SWCB) determined that the groundwater had become contaminated with arsenic and chromium from the wood treatment ...
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