Superfund

Atlantic Wodd Industries Superfund Site- Portsmouth, VA

Atlantic Wood Industries, Elizabeth River Dredging 2016, Photo Credit: Hana Environmental

In 1980 the U.S. Congress passed the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA, also known as Superfund) to clean up serious hazardous waste sites that are placed on the National Priorities List. The National Priorities List (NPL) is the list of sites of national priority among the known releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances, pollutants, or contaminants throughout the United States and its territories. The NPL is intended primarily to guide the EPA in determining which sites warrant further investigation. The US Environmental Protection Agency administers the Superfund program in Virginia, and the Department of Environmental Quality works closely with EPA to ensure state regulations are considered, Virginia's environment is protected, and the health of the Commonwealth's citizens is promoted. Cleaning up Superfund sites is a complex, multi-phase process. EPA provides additional information regarding the Superfund cleanup process. The table below lists all of the privately owned Superfund sites in Virginia.  Information regarding federally owned Superfund sites is available on the Federal Facilities webpage. EPA may delete a final NPL site (i.e. remove it from the NPL) if it determines that no further response is required to protect human health or the environment.

Information is available regarding Superfund success stories.

Individual Superfund Sites

Map of Superfund sites

Private sites on National Priorities List

EPA Lead

 Map # Name    City /County DEQ Project Manager 
 1  Abex Corporation  City of Portsmouth  Angie McGarvey
 2  Arrowhead Associates  Westmoreland County  William Lindsay
 3  Atlantic Wood Industries (AWI)  City of Portsmouth  Michelle Payne
 4  Avtex Fibers  Warren County  Michelle Payne
 5  Buckingham County Landfill  Buckingham County  William Lindsay
 6  C & R Battery Company  Chesterfield County  Angie McGarvey
 7  Chisman Creek   York County  Angie McGarvey
 8  Culpeper Wood Preservers (CWP)  Culpeper County  Angie McGarvey
 9  First Piedmont Rock Quarry  Pittsylvania County  William Lindsay
 10  H & H Burn Pit   Hanover County  Angie McGarvey
 11  Hidden Lane Landfill   Loudoun County  Jim Cutler
 12  L.A. Clarke  Spotsylvania County  Kurt Kochan
 13  Peck Iron & Metal  City of Portsmouth  Paul Herman
 14  Rentokil (Virginia Wood Preserving)  Henrico County  Angie McGarvey
 15  Saltville Waste Disposal Ponds  Smyth County  William Lindsay
 16 US Titanium           Nelson County  William Lindsay

DEQ Lead

 Map #  Name  City /County  DEQ Project Manager
 17  Greenwood Chemical Company,  Albemarle County  Michelle Payne
 18  Kim-Stan Landfill  Alleghany County  Michelle Payne
 19  Saunders Supply Co  City of Suffolk  William Lindsay

Sites deleted from National Priorities List

 Map #  Name  City /County  DEQ Project Manager
 20  Dixie Caverns County Landfill  Roanoke County  Angie McGarvey
 21  Matthews Electroplating  Roanoke County  William Lindsay
 22  Rhinehart Tire Fire Dump  Frederick County  William Lindsay
 23  Suffolk City Landfill  City of Suffolk  Angie McGarvey

Team Members

 Title  Contact Name/Email  Phone Number
Director, Office of Remediation Programs              Chris Evans             (804) 698-4336
Remedial Project Manager  Jim Cutler  (804) 698-4498
Remedial Project Manager  Paul Herman  (804) 698-4464
Remedial Project Manager  William Lindsay  (804) 698-4521
Remedial Project Manager  Angie McGarvey  (804) 698-4084
Remedial Project Manager  Michelle Payne  (804) 698-4014
Remedial Project Manager  Kurt Kochan  (703) 583-3825
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Virginia Department of
Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, VA 23218
(804) 698-4000


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