Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999

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Summary Information

Repository:
Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Creator:
Bolgiano, Chris
Title:
Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings
Collection No.:
SC 0158
Date:
1989-1999
Extent:
1 folder, .1 Cubic Feet
Language of the Material:
English
Abstract:
The Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999, 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, Virginia, 1989-1999.

Preferred Citation

[identification of item], [box #, folder #], Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999, SC 0158, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

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Administrative History

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-1980s. The company's permit to discharge into the Shenandoah River was revoked on November 10, 1989 and the plant was thereafter abandoned, with significant quantities of extremely hazardous materials left on site.

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Scope and Content

The 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. The collection documents the attempt to clean up the Avtex Fibers Inc. Superfund toxic waste site in Front Royal, Virginia, 1989- 1999.

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Arrangement

The materials are arranged into one folder.

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Administrative Information

Revision Description

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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection.

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 (library-special@jmu.edu).

Acquisition Information

This collection was donated in September 1999 by Chris Bolgiano.

Processing Information

In order to streamline the process of applying collection numbers, Special Collections staff completed a large-scale renumbering campaign in 2017-2018. This collection was previously cataloged as SC 4017.

Location

Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University

880 Madison DriveMSC 1704Harrisonburg, Virginia 22807library-special@jmu.eduURL: https://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/

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Index Terms

Subject

  • Avtex Fibers, Inc. -- Public relations
  • Avtex Fibers, Inc. -- History
  • United States. Environmental Protection Agency -- Management
  • Public relations -- Case studies
  • Water -- Pollution -- Environmental aspects
  • Water -- Pollution -- Shenandoah River (Va. and W. Va.)
  • Water quality management -- United States
  • Conservation of natural resources -- Shenandoah River (Va. and W. Va.)
  • Hazardous waste sites -- Virginia -- Front Royal
  • Hazardous wastes -- Virginia -- Front Royal
  • Refuse and refuse disposal -- Virginia -- Front Royal
  • Environmental policy -- United States
  • Rayon industry and trade -- Virginia
  • Factory and trade waste -- Environmental aspects
  • Tires -- Environmental aspects
  • Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Environmental aspects
  • Rockets (Aeronautics) -- Environmental aspects
  • Shenandoah River Valley (Va. and W. Va.) -- Environmental aspects

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Collection Inventory

Title/Description Instances
Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999 box 1 folder 1