Superfund Site: BIG JOHN SALVAGE - HOULT ROAD, FAIRMONT, WV
Superfund Site Profile
The Big John's Salvage - Hoult Road Superfund Site is located in the northeast portion of the city of Fairmont, West Virginia, on the eastern bank of the Monongahela River along the western edge of WV Route 150 (Hoult Road). The former industrial property covers 38 acres, approximately 20 of which were used for coal tar refining, salvage operations, and waste disposal (Uplands Areas). The remaining 18 acres include a low lying drainage area that discharges to the Monongahela River at the western portion of the property and wooded hillsides in the northern and eastern portions of the property. Land surrounding the Site is a mixture of industrial, commercial and residential properties. On February 4, 2000, the site was proposed to the National Priorities List (NPL), a register of the most serious uncontrolled or abandoned hazardous waste sites requiring long-term cleanup. On July 27, 2000, the site was formally added to the NPL, making it eligible for federal cleanup funds.