Superfund Site:

ABEX CORP.
PORTSMOUTH, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Lavar Thomas
(215) 814-5535

Remedial Project Manager
Lisa Denmark
(215) 814-3314

Site Location

Street Address:
RANDOLPH + GREEN ST
PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704

Background

The Abex Corporation Site is located in the eastern section of the City of Portsmouth, Virginia.  The Abex Corporation/Railroad Products Group operated a brass and bronze foundry from 1928 to 1978. The former foundry area was comprised of five buildings and a former sand disposal area.  Soil contamination was found in a number of adjacent or nearby properties including the Washington Park housing complex, the Effingham Playground, the Seventh Street row of homes (adjacent to the foundry) and a two square block area southwest of the foundry known as the Effingham Residential area.  In 1990, the EPA added the site ...
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