A Guide to the Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999: SC 0158

A Guide to the Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number SC 0158


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Web version of the finding aid funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Processed by: Chris Bolgiano, October 1999; Kayla Payne, June 2012

Repository
Special Collections, James Madison University
Collection Number
SC 0158
Title
Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999
Extent
.1 cubic feet; 1 folder
Creator
Bolgiano, Chris
Language
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.

Administrative Information

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).

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.


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 The company's permit to discharge into the Shenandoah River was revoked on November 10, 1989 and the plant was thereafter abandoned, with significant quantities of extremely hazardous materials left on site.

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.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged into one folder.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Container List

Box:Folder 1
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Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999