Superfund Site:

RHINEHART TIRE FIRE DUMP
FREDERICK COUNTY, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Andrew Wynne
(215) 814-5342

Remedial Project Manager
Andrea Bain
(215) 814-3292

Site Location

Street Address:
MT FALLS
FREDERICK COUNTY, VA 22602

Background

The 22-acre Rhinehart Tire Fire Dump Site is located in Frederick County, Virginia. Between 1972 and 1983, the Site owner operated a tire reuse and disposal facility, handling up to 25 million tires. In October 1983, a fire broke out in a five-acre tire storage area and burned until July 1984. The fire burned an estimated five to seven million tires, which produced a free flowing oily tar that ultimately contaminated sediments and surface water of an adjacent stream, Massey Run. Cleanup is complete and the Site was deleted from the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) in September 2005.