DEFENSE GENERAL SUPPLY CENTER (DLA)
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA
Superfund Site Profile
The 640-acre Defense General Supply Center (DLA) site is an active federal facility in Chesterfield County, Virginia, about eight miles south of Richmond. The Defense Logistics Agency supply center has operated on site since 1941. Past operations on site include aviation equipment manufacturing and repair, firefighter training, and the use and storage of hazardous materials. Chemical operations have included storing and shipping flammable, toxic, corrosive and oxidizing chemicals as well as pesticides. In the 1960s and early 1970s, the Defense General Supply Center disposed of some waste material in a shallow ravine called the Area 50 Landfill. These activities contaminated ...
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