One site where polluted groundwater releases to the New River, the former Intermet or Lynchburg Foundry in Radford, is a mere 7.58 miles UPstream of the intake for the B'burg/C'burg/VPI Water Authority.
The fomer Intermet Foundry has been on the EPA's RCRA list for years, who knew?
Intermet Foundry RCRA
The RR ties on the adjacent land were recently addressed by the Roanoke Times, without a mention of the EPA's hazardous waste permit next door. Are those ties NOT next to the former Intermet?
where are those RR ties, anyway?
Take a few minutes to read about the inordinately high lead levels in the topsoil at the former Intermet Foundry
See the Consent Order as a PDF here
The other site, the Radford Arsenal, has been conducting clean up for decades without most people who live here having any idea of what lies in the cavernous ground that surrounds the Horseshoe Bend starting at Route 114 on the New River.
Why is there no mention in the Roanoke Times of the Open Burning Ground (at the Radford Arsenal and under the EPA RCRA permit) which was the subject of a public DEQ meeting on June 28th? The permit modification proposes to allow greater quantities of toxins to be burned in the 16 pans located along the banks of the New River, within the "float" described here:
Why are the people who live in the New River Valley not being informed by their government or the press about the toxins in our drinking water? A quick look at this site indicates we have a few chemicals coming out of our taps to be concerned about...