Stage of Clean-up: Remedial Assessment Not Begun
The Ravenswood PCE Ground Water Plume site is located in Ravenswood, Jackson County, West Virginia. In the immediate vicinity of the site are urbanized, residential, and commercial areas. Three of the town's five municipal drinking water wells have shown tetrachloroethene (PCE) contamination ranging up to 91.4 parts per billion (ppb). There are three former dry cleaning facilities, a former trash dump, metal scrap heap, a municipal building (site of a former electrical power plant), a former waste dump and a former hospital in the vicinity of the site.
The Ravenswood PCE Ground Water Plume site consists of a ground water plume within the unconfined Quaternary Alluvium aquifer. Two of the municipal wells (Wells 2 and 3) are located in the Ravenswood City maintenance garage and the others (Wells 1, 4 and 5) are located in the surrounding area on city property. All of the municipal wells are located within an approximately three- to four-acre area to the north of the downtown area. The city maintenance building is bound on the north by an open grassy area, with the adjacent Ravenswood High School and Plaza Drive located beyond; on the south by an asphalt parking area with the Jackson County Public Library located beyond; on the east by the Ravenswood High School baseball field; and on the west by Virginia Street.
The City Maintenance Building that houses Municipal Wells 2 and 3 was formerly an electrical power plant owned and operated by the City of Ravenswood. More...