Superfund Site:

PECK IRON AND METAL
PORTSMOUTH, VA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Larry-C Johnson
(215) 814-3239

Remedial Project Manager
Debra Rossi
(215) 814-3228

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Site Location

Street Address:
3850 ELM AVENUE
PORTSMOUTH, VA 23704

Background

The Peck Iron and Metal Site is located immediately southwest of the intersection of Elm Ave. and Victory Blvd. The 33-acre Site is an inactive scrap metal recovery facility. The business purchased and processed metal scrap from military bases, other governmental entities and local businesses, including electric power and rail companies. Items processed included electrical transformers containing polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), lead/acid batteries, components of naval vessels, aircraft and tanks, insulated copper cables and demilitarized ordnance. Some of the items handled at the facility may have contained radioactive material, specifically radium-226. Radium-226 was used to produce items such as luminous (self-illuminated) ...
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