Superfund Site Profile
The Fairmont Coke Works Site is located in Fairmont, Marion County, West Virginia. The Site consists of approximately 97 acres. Approximately 64 acres of the site were used for coke plant operations, waste treatment, and waste disposal. The remaining 33 acres consists of a wooded hillside which descends to the Monongahela River at the southern portion of the Site. A church is located approximately 50 feet to the south of the southeast boundary of the Site. The eastern portion of the site is adjacent to a trucking company, a propane company and several private residences. The Big John's Salvage Superfund site is adjacent to the western boundary of the Site. Former site operations included manufacturing coke and refining coal tar by-products that have contaminated soil and groundwater. These by-products included: phenol, ammonium sulfate, benzene, coal tar, toluene, xylene, and coke oven gas. Investigations and cleanup activities are ongoing.