A Guide to the Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999 Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings 4017

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

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number 4017


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Processed by: Chris Bolgiano, October 1999

Repository
Special Collections, James Madison University
Collection number
4017
Title
Avtex Fibers, Inc. Newsclippings, 1989-1999
Physical Characteristics
This collection consists of one file of clippings, in one box.
Creator
Avtex Fibers, Inc.
Language
English
Abstract
This collection is comprised of clippings from local, regional and national newspapers documenting the attempt to clean up the Avtex Fibers, Inc. waste site in Front Royal, VA.

Administrative Information

Access

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Use Restrictions

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Preferred Citation

Avtex Fibers, Inc. newsclippings, Collection #4017, Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Donated in September, 1999.


Biographical/Historical Information

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 The company's permit to discharge into the Shenandoah River was revoked on Nov. 10, 1989 and the plant was thereafter abandoned, with significant quantities of extremely hazardous materials left on site.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

This collection consists of one file of clippings from local, regional and national newspapers documenting the attempt to clean up the Avtex Fibers Inc. Superfund toxic waste site in Front Royal, VA, 1989- 1999.

Organization

Consists of one file of clippings, dated 1989-1999.

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.