Superfund Site: DEFENSE GENERAL SUPPLY CENTER (DLA)
CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA
Superfund Site Profile
The 640-acre Defense Supply Center (DLA) site is an active federal facility in Chesterfield County, Virginia, about eight miles south of Richmond. A 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 soil, sediment and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Under the federal facility agreement for the site, cleanup has been divided into several different parts, called operable units (OUs), to best address different areas of contamination. Remedies for many of the OUs are in place. Remedy selection for remaining OUs is underway.