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Superfund Site Report: RAVENSWOOD PCE GROUND WATER PLUME
 
 
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  • Site Description
    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...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    CIS-1,2-DICHLOROETHYLENE    X
    TETRACHLOROETHYLENEX    
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for RAVENSWOOD PCE GROUND WATER PLUME:

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    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: RAVENSWOOD PCE GROUND WATER PLUME
    EPA ID: WVSFN0305428
    Address: 212 WALNUT STREET APPROX.WELLS #2 AND #3
    RAVENSWOOD, WV 26164
    Site Ownership: Unknown
    Category of Site: No data
    Date of Proposed Listing on the NPL: March 08, 2004
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: Unknown
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