Superfund Site:

RENTOKIL, INC. (VIRGINIA WOOD PRESERVING DIVISION)
RICHMOND, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Darriel Swatts
(215) 814-5536

Remedial Project Manager
Stepan Nevshehirlian
(215) 814-3402

Site Location

Street Address:
OAKVIEW AVE & PEYTON STS, RICHMOND, VA 23228

Background

The Rentokil, Inc. Site (Site) is located in Henrico County, Virginia. The 10-acre former wood treating plant operated from 1957 to 1990. Pentachlorophenol (PCP), creosote, chromated copper arsenate, chromated zinc arsenate, xylene, and fire retardants in a solution of ammonium phosphates and sulfates were used from 1957 to 1982. Wood treating operation used only the chromated copper arsenate process to treat wood from 1982 to 1990. These processes also required the plant to use mineral spirits and fuel oil in the preserving mixtures. An open earthen pit was used for the discharge of waste processing fluids from 1957 to 1963. ...
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