J & J Corner Store


DEQ created this page to provide access to the reports and correspondence for the petroleum release at the J&J Corner Store at 4192 Harry Byrd Highway, in Berryville, Virginia (the “site”). 

Case History

This PDF is a presentation from a public meeting held in 2011. A release of an unknown volume of gasoline was discovered at J&J Corner Store in November 2010.  Free-phase gasoline was detected in monitoring wells in the tank area and gasoline compounds were detected in the store’s well and another supply well. DEQ conducted potable water monitoring and installed carbon filtration units as necessary beginning in 2011.

In February 2013, DEQ met with members of the County Board of Supervisors and summarized the current case status regarding the ongoing remediation and the extent of the plume and gave an update on the status of the impacted supply wells.  DEQ expressed a desire to install a shared or community well to serve the impacted and at-risk wells which the County could ultimately operate.   The Board members in attendance seemed understanding and indicated that the County has an authority which could operate such a system, if necessary.  However, the Board indicated the County was unlikely to take on such a system and no commitments were made at that time.  Given the significant plume reduction and the effectiveness of the remediation system, DEQ is not actively pursuing creation of a shared community well at this time.

As of June 2017, only one CFU is being maintained. The remediation system is being operated to limit the migration of the dissolved-phase plume at the site.

An Acrobat PDF presentation is available for download which will provide you with information about the site.


For further information about the site or its history, please email the DEQ Case Manager, Todd Pitsenberger, at todd.pitsenberger@deq.virginia.gov or write to:

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Valley Regional Office
4411 Early Road, Harrisonburg, Virginia 22801

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P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
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