Superfund Site:

WEST VIRGINIA ORDNANCE (USARMY)
POINT PLEASANT, WV

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry Brown
(215) 814-5527

Remedial Project Manager
Steven Hirsh
(215) 814-3352

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Site Location

Street Address:
ROUTE 1 BOX 125, POINT PLEASANT, WV 25550

Background

The West Virginia Ordnance (USARMY) site is located near Point Pleasant, West Virginia. It is a 8,320-acre site used by the Department of Defense from 1942 to 1945 to produce TNT (trinitrotoluene). Soils around the operation's industrial area, process facilities, and industrial wastewater disposal system were contaminated with TNT, its by-products, and asbestos. The site was divided into 13 parts called operable units (OUs), to address different areas of contamination.

When it was decommissioned in 1945, the U.S. Government deeded the industrial portion to the State of West Virginia, stipulating that it be used for wildlife management. The state created the ...
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