Superfund Site:

ALLEGANY BALLISTICS LABORATORY (USNAVY)
MINERAL COUNTY, WV

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry Brown
(215) 814-5527

Remedial Project Manager
Sarah Kloss
(215) 814-3379

Site Location

Street Address:
COUNTY RTE 9, MINERAL COUNTY, WV 26753

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.