Superfund Site:

FOLLANSBEE
FOLLANSBEE, WV

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Meg Broughton
(215) 814-5494

Remedial Project Manager
Anthony Iacobone
(215) 814-5237

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Site Location

Street Address:
NEAR BENCH MARK 681
FOLLANSBEE, WV 26037

Background

The Follansbee Site is an active coal and tar processing plant in Follansbee, West Virginia. The Site has changed ownership several times since 1917, but remains in operation. Leaking tanks, spills, waste storage in surface impoundments, and improper operating practices contaminated soil, sediment, and groundwater with hazardous chemicals.

EPA added the Site to the Superfund National Priorities List (NPL) in 1982. In 1990, EPA and the Site’s potentially responsible parties signed an agreement to clean up the Site as part of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Corrective Action program. The Site was deleted from the NPL in 2004.