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Robinson Terminal North - PC20163090


On October 26, 2015, the Northern Regional Office Petroleum Program received information (A Phase II Environmental Site Assessment – see links to documents) indicating that a past discharge of petroleum had occurred during historic use of the Robinson Terminal North (RTN) property on 500 and 501 North Union Street, the City of Alexandria. The information was provided as part of a bona fide prospective purchaser application made by the future developer of the property.
On November 17, 2015, DEQ issued pollution complaint number 2016-3090 and requested a site characterization report to assess the nature and extent of petroleum contaminants and determine what, if any, corrective action was necessary to prevent risks to human health and the environment from these contaminants (see links to documents for the Release Letter). Investigations were carried out by the developer between September 2016 and February 2017 to assess the nature and extent of petroleum contaminants and to meet the requirements of DEQ’s Voluntary Remediation Program. The site characterization report was submitted to DEQ in August 2017. After reviewing the report, DEQ requested additional monitoring, including the installation of at least one additional monitoring well, to better assess the extent of migration of petroleum contamination.
After groundwater monitoring was completed in January and June 2018, a corrective action plan (CAP) was prepared by CityInterests consultant to outline remedial activities appropriate for this case. The CAP was submitted on January 31, 2019 and after public comments was approved on May 13, 2019. The CAP requires engineering controls to be implemented during any future construction to protect against risk to human health and the environment and requires groundwater monitoring to be carried out until redevelopment or until a remedial action plan is approved by the Voluntary Remediation Program that meets the petroleum program CAP requirements. The first CAP implementation report was submitted in July 2019 and can be found in our links to documents, along with future CAP implementation reports due semi annually.
This web site provides a link to DEQ’s Petroleum Program current understanding of the case and links to key documents. Links are provided to other relevant webpages. DEQ contacts for this project are provided. This website will be updated as new information is available. Links to new case deliverables such as reports and DEQ decision letters will be added as they become available.

Links to Documents

Technical reports from the responsible party, DEQ regulatory letters, and links to other pages can be found by clicking this link.

For a current review of DEQ’s Petroleum Program understanding of this case go to “Robinson Terminal North petroleum case status summary.”

DEQ Points of Contact

Northern Regional Office Petroleum Program, 13901 Crown Court, Woodbridge, VA:

Program Manager: Randy Chapman  703-583-3816

Case Manager: Alex Wardle:  703-583-3822

Voluntary Remediation Program, 1111 E. Main St., Suite 1400, Richmond, VA:

Program Manager: Meade Anderson  804-698-4179

Project Manager: Vince Maiden 804-698-4064

Please include the pollution complaint number, PC2016-3090, in all correspondence


City of Alexandria Waterfront Redevelopment pages

City of Alexandria Former Alexandria Town Gas remediation (property to the south of RTN)


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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000

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