WVDEP Accepts Voluntary Remediation Agreement with Rail Car Maintenance Company

The site is located at 494 Stokes Drive in Hinton and includes approximately 11.518 acres. It has been used for rail car maintenance and repair since 1940.

The Office of Environmental Remediation at the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection announced Jan. 2 that it has accepted a Voluntary Remediation Program application submitted by Appalachian Tank Car Services to address environmental conditions at the company's facility in Hinton, which is located in Summers County in the southern part of the state.

The site is located at 494 Stokes Drive in Hinton and includes approximately 11.518 acres. It has been used for rail car maintenance and repair since 1940. The site is currently utilized for rail car cleaning, maintenance, and repair and will be utilized for rail car cleaning, maintenance, and repair, with the anticipation of rail car painting in the future.

Substances of potential concern at the site for soils are 2-methylnaphthalene, benzo(a)anthracene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, butylbenzylphthalate, chrysene, dibenzofuran, hexachloroethane, indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene, naphthalene, arsenic, barium, cadmium, lead, mercury, and selenium. The constituent of potential concern at the site for groundwater is lead.

OER has negotiated a Voluntary Remediation Agreement with the applicant. Under the agreement, the applicant will work with WVDEP to identify human health and ecological risks associated with current and potential future uses of the site, establish applicable remediation standards, and ensure standards are maintained at the site. When the remediation is finished, a final report will be submitted to OER for review and approval.

West Virginia's Voluntary Remediation and Redevelopment Act encourages voluntary cleanups of contaminated sites, as well as redevelopment of abandoned and under-utilized properties, with an objective of counteracting the lack of development on sites with contamination or perceived contamination.

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