Current Site Information
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)Pennsylvania
EPA ID# PASFN0305433
15th Congressional District
Last Update: February
- EPA will provide future updates on an as needed basis.
Concept Sciences Explosion
Current Site Status
There is no current or planned EPA activity concerning at this Site.
The Concept Sciences Site was a new company who manufactured hydroxylamine. On February 19, 1999, a powerful explosion occurred at the Site which killed five individuals. EPA's Removal Program provided site safety support to PADEP during the immediate response and conducted an accident investigation thereafter. EPA also provided various forms of support to local, state, and other investigating federal agencies.
Site ResponsibilityThis site is being addressed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
NPL Listing HistoryThis Site is not on the National Priorities List.
Threats and Contaminants
The contaminants at the Site primarily included hydroxylamine, hydroxylamine sulfate, and potassium hydroxide, all of which are corrosive materials.
The Pennsylvania DEP initiated cleanup actions after negotiations with the potentially repsonsible parties failed. EPA is not involved in the cleanup at this time.