EPA Superfund Program: MATTHEWS ELECTROPLATING, ROANOKE, VA

Superfund Site Profile

The 1.7-acre Matthews Electroplating site is located in Roanoke County, Virginia. An automobile plating business operated on site from 1972 until 1976. Liquid waste from the plating operation had been discharged directly onto the ground and drained to a sinkhole beneath the property. Poor waste management practices contaminated groundwater with chromium and soil with chromium, nickel and cyanide. After construction of the site’s remedy, EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in January 1989.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (03/29/1988)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Under Control
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes