avtex fibers, inc.

BOX 1169 KENDRICK LN

The Avtex Fibers Superfund Site, located in Front Royal, Virginia, is a former rayon manufacturing facility consisting of approximately 440 acres. The Norfolk Southern railroad runs through the middle of the Site separating the former production facilities on the eastern side of the railroad tracks from the disposal units located on the western side of the railroad tracks. Residential areas are located to the east, south and north of the property boundaries. The South Fork Shenandoah River is located along the western portion of the property. Waste disposal practices at the plant contaminated the groundwater under the Site and in residential wells across the river from the Site. Waste was disposed of in basins adjacent to the river. In 1989, the Virginia State Water Control Board linked polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) contamination in the river to the Avtex Fibers plant. Subsequently, Virginia revoked the plant’s permit that allowed treated wastewater to be discharged to the river. The Avtex Fibers plant was shut down following this action.

Hazardous Ranking Score

35 / 100

A score of 28.5 or higher qualifies a site for the Superfund National Priority List.

Regional Contact

Region 3
Within the region: (800) 438-2474
Outside the region: (215) 814-5000

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Discovery
Site Inspection
Preliminary Assessment
Final Listing On NPL
Removal

Contaminants & Health Effects

      Carcinogen
      Endocrine Disrupter
      Neurotoxic
      Sensitiser
      Reproductive Toxin
      Persistent, bioaccumulative and toxic
      VOC
      Mutagen

        Census

        White
        African American
        Asian
        American Indian and Alaska Native
        Native Hawaiian
        Other

        4,168

        People living
        within a 1 mile radius

        $78,681

        Average Income

        1,588

        Occupied homes

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