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Havertown PCP

September 1999

Collection Trench Completed

This summer, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finished building a trench designed to capture the contaminated shallow ground water flowing from the Havertown PCP Site located on Eagle Road. This contaminated water once discharged to Naylors Run. Now it is collected in the trench, and cleaned before discharge. To date, over three million gallons of ground water have been collected and cleaned in a temporary treatment system set up at the site.

For the next six to eight months, the water will be cleaned by EPA using the temporary treatment system. During this time, plans for the final treatment system will be finalized. Once the system is designed, it will be installed in the treatment plant building. In 1991, EPA and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania outlined the cleanup plan for shallow ground water in a legal document call the Record of Decision (ROD). The ROD broke the project into four parts:

EPA, working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and USACE's con- tractor, Radian International, Inc., started constructing the trench at the end of April, 1999, and completed the trench at the end of July, 1999 (with the exception of the restoration of the surface, which is now being planned).

Throughout the construction process, contaminated water that flowed into the trench was collected and treated. As shown by the quantity of contaminated water that the trench is intercepting, the trench appears to be working as planned.

Upcoming Actions

EPA, USACE, and Radian will be completing the following activities over the next months:

Upcoming Work

In Other News

"EPA Adds $53 Million to Pennsylvania's Clean Water Fund"

Public health in Pennsylvania will be enhanced through a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The $53.3 million grant to the state's Clean Water Revolving Fund will provide loans to communities for cleaning and treating wastewater (sewage). State funds, provided as a match to the federal funds, add nearly $10.7 million, bringing the total contribution this year to almost $64 million. The grant was awarded to the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (Pennvest). With this recent grant award, federal funds for Pennsylvania's Clean Water Revolving Fund now total $618.9 million. The fund provides assistance to communities with the greatest public health concerns, and the least ability to comply with the Clean Water Act and afford wastewater treatment facility upgrades or new construction. As communities repay the fund, loans are available for other wastewater projects. Earlier this year, EPA also awarded a grant to Pennsylvania's Drinking Water Revolving Fund which improves drinking systems throughout the state. This fund is also managed by Pennvest.

Site Contacts

If you have any questions regarding the Havertown PCP Superfund Site, you may contact Gregory Ham, Project Manager, or Lisa Brown, Community Involvement Coordinator for the site.

Contact information for EPA representatives is listed below:


Community Involvement Coordinator
Lisa Brown (3HS43)

Remedial Project Manager
Gregory Ham (3HS21)

Superfund Community Involvement Hotline (800) 553-2509

To reach EPA on issues unrelated to Superfund, call our Customer Service Hotline at (800) 438-2474.

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