A Guide to the Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999
Collection Number SC # 4017
Compiled by: Chris Bolgiano, October, 1999
Edited by Kayla Payne, June, 2012
Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title: Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999
Collection No.: SC# 4017
Extent: one folder
Abstract: The Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999 collection consists of one file of clippings from local, regional and national newspapers documenting the attempt to clean up a Superfund toxic waste site in Front Royal, VA, 1989-1999.
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Use Restrictions: The copyright interests in this collection have been transferred to the James Madison University Special Collections Library. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library Reference Desk. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Preferred Citation: Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999, SC#4017, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
Acquisition Information: This collection was donated in September, 1999 by Chris Bolgiano.
Other Formats Available: none
Processing Information: Majority of newsclippings are photocopied. In 2012, remaining originals were photocopied and placed in the back of the folder.
Bio/Historical Note: The Avtex plant, on 440 acres along the Shenandoah River, manufactured rayon for tires during World War II and rocket nozzle parts for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration in the 1970s-80s. The company's permit to discharge into the Shenandoah River was revoked on Nov. 10, 1989 and the plant was thereafter abandoned, with significant quantities of extremely hazardous materials left on site.
Scope and Content: The Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999 collection consists of one file of clippings from local, regional and national newspapers documenting the attempt to clean up a Superfund toxic waste site in Front Royal, VA, 1989-1999.
Arrangement: This collection consists of one folder which contains email correspondence supporting Shenandoah River cleanup, newspaper clippings (both scanned copies and originals), and newsletters (Virginia Water Resources Research Center “Water News” and Virginia Water Control Board) with articles pertaining to the Avtex Plant and disposal of hazardous materials.
Bibliography: Miller, Cindy M. The bruised image: public relations and Avtex Fibers. Harrisonburg, VA, 1991. B.S., James Madison University. LB1028.M32 M647.
United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Environment and Public Works. Subcommittee on Toxic Substances, Environmental Oversight, Research and Development. Environmental issues and Avtex Fibers, Inc. : hearing before the Subcommittee. United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, second session, June 20, 1990. Washington: U.S. G.P.O., 1990. US Docs-Microform Y 4.P 96/10:S.hrg.101-837.
Contents: Box: Folder
Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999 1:1