ATLANTA — EPA will hold a public meeting on Sept. 22 with representatives from EPA and ExxonMobil to provide information and answer questions about the Virginia Carolina Chemical Company (VCC) Mobile Site, according to a press release.
The VCC Site, a former fertilizer production plant located in Prichard, Alabama, began manufacturing fertilizer in the 1890s continuing operations until 1961; and after a series of mergers and sales, ExxonMobil is now responsible for remediation activities at the VCC Site under the oversight of the EPA, stated the release
The release reported that ExxonMobil neither owned the affected property during fertilizer plant operations nor operated the fertilizer plant facilities and in May 2010, ExxonMobil’s contractor (ARCADIS) conducted a removal site evaluation at the VCC Site and soil and groundwater samples were collected.
Analytical results revealed that several soil samples exceeded health-based action levels for arsenic and lead and that two groundwater samples exceeded the levels for arsenic, and in April 2014 EPA performed additional assessment on land located west of the former phosphate plant property boundary; and none of the results exceeded the health-based action levels for arsenic or lead, continued the release.
The public meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall located at226 E. Prichard Ave., Prichard, Alabama, noted the release.