The Consolidation Area
Velsicol created a special soil "consolidation area" on
the north side of its manufacturing plant site on Warford Avenue.
The consolidation area was constructed to securely hold contaminated
soils removed from properties identified by the Tennessee Department
of Environment and Conservation (TDEC) as requiring cleanup, so that
no pollutants are released to the environment. Soil collected from
contaminated properties is brought to Velsicol's plant site by trucks
and unloaded in the consolidation area. A polyethylene cover over
the consolidation area, which covers an area of approximately 200
feet by 150 feet, was designed to prevent dust blowing and to prevent
rain water from coming into contact with the soils. Water that runs
off the polyethylene covering is allowed to drain from the plant
site with other uncontaminated storm water runoff.