Superfund Site: ALLEGANY BALLISTICS LABORATORY (USNAVY)
MINERAL COUNTY, WV

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 1,628-acre Allegany Ballistics Laboratory (ABL) (US Navy) site is located in Rocket Center, West Virginia. Starting in 1942, the U.S. Navy used the area for research, development and testing of solid propellants and motors for rockets, ammunition and armaments. The on-site disposal of explosive, metals and solvent wastes contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Site investigations and cleanup are ongoing.