Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999
Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University
Title: Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999
Collection No.: SC 0158
Creator: Bolgiano, Chris
Extent: 1 folder; .1 cubic feet
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.
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Preferred Citation: [identification of item], [box #, folder #], Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999, SC 0158, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.
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.
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 The company's permit to discharge into the Shenandoah River was revoked on November 10, 1989 and the plant was thereafter abandoned, with significant quantities of extremely hazardous materials left on site.
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.
The materials are arranged into one folder.
Box : Folder
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Compiled by: Chris Bolgiano, October 1999; Kayla Payne, June 2012