- Defense Supply Center, Richmond
Defense Supply Center, Richmond, or DSCR, serves as the Aviation Demand and Supply Chain manager for Defense Logistics Agency. It is located on the I-95 corridor in Chesterfield County, Virginia in the Southside area of the Greater Richmond Virginia. The installation comprises 631 acres (2.55 km2) and was opened in 1942. Originally activated as the Richmond General Depot, the site was later renamed the Richmond Armed Service Forces Depot, which became the Richmond Quartermaster Depot.
In its first two decades, the mission of the Richmond Quartermaster Depot was one of traditional logistics support to the U.S. Army with emphasis on Quartermaster items. When the Military General Supply Agency was activated in 1962, it absorbed the Defense Supply Agency. This resulted in an expanded for the depot, which included supply management of more than 30,000 general supply items for the military services and certain civilian agencies worldwide. The installation name changed to Defense General Supply Center to match its new logistical mission. In 1977 Defense Supply Agency became Defense Logistics Agency. In 1986, depot operations were separated from inventory control point functions and a separate command was established on the site - Defense Distribution Depot Richmond.
DSCR’s core mission is to supply products with a direct application to aviation. These items include a mix of military-unique items supporting over 1,300 major weapons systems and other items readily available in the commercial market. They range from critical, safety-of-flight air frame structural components, bearings, and aircraft engine parts, to electric cable and electrical power products; lubricating oils; batteries; industrial gases, bearings; precision instruments; environmental products; metalworking machinery and consumable items. DSCR also operates an industrial plant equipment repair facility in Mechanicsburg, PA.
There is a small herd of Elk on the backside of the post. When the Army bought the land on which the post is located, the former owners asked the Army to care for these animals, and the post has done so ever since.
In the 1960s and early 1970s, DSCR disposed of some of their waste material in a shallow ravine called the Area 50 Landfill.  In the 1980s, groundwater contaminated primarily with volatile organic compounds (VOCs) was detected downgradient of the landfill. The DSCR site then was proposed for inclusion on the U.S. EPA's Exiting Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) Website National Priorities List (NPL) in 1984 by EPA  for contaminated groundwater and source areas. On July 22, 1987, the Center was formally placed on the National Priority List.  In 1993, ATSDR completed a Public Health Assessment  that provided recommendations for dealing with the toxic runoff. In 2001, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality had ATSDR follow up on these recommendations, and the May 2001 report concluded that "ATSDR concludes that the recommendations were substantially met with the appropriate public health actions." 
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