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Collegeville Radium

Current Site Information

EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)

Montgomery County

EPA ID# PASFN0305467

13th Congressional District

Last Update: October 2003
No future updates

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Current Site Status

Cleanup at this site has been completed.

Site Description

The Collegeville Radium Site consists of a wooden box containing eleven (11) mineral samples and one (1) metal container containing radium being found in a professor's drawer at Ursinus College.

Site Responsibility

This site is being addressed by an EPA Superfund Removal Action.

NPL Listing History

This Site is not on the National Priorities List.

Threats and Contaminants

The eleven (11) mineral samples were tested and it was found that six (6) of these samples contained non-radioactive material and the remaining five (5) samples did contain radioactive material. The metal container, once tested, revealed two (2) micograms of Radium 226, which is above the licensed quantity.

Cleanup Progress

Cleanup was accomplished by having the college retain possession of the eleven (11) mineral samples and tasking the Emergency Rapid Response Services contractor to arrange for a licensed subcontractor to immediately remove the metal container of radium.


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