Current Site Information
EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)Pennsylvania
EPA ID# PAD067399378
1st Congressional District
Last Update: November 2004
Current Site StatusAll removal activities on site are complete and no further EPA involvement is planned. The EPA Regional Response Center received information in July 1998 indicating that people were breaking into the building and spilling chemicals on the floor. This initiated a removal assessment being performed by EPA in August 1998 in accordance with the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, 40 CFR Part 300. EPA inspected the Site and found drums and paper sacks containing various chemicals on the third floor of the building. These are the same containers left by EPA after the initial removal action in 1996 when the owner declared these drums and paper sacks as assets. EPA before leaving the Site in 1996 placed these drums and paper sacks on the third floor of the building. Some of these drums and paper sacks have had their contents spilled on the floor and down the stairwells, constituting a release or threat of release into the environment. Evidence existed of trespassing and vandalism which created an imminent and substantial endangerment to public health and the environment. Since the building was abandoned the integrity of the earlier removal efforts conducted in 1996 was threatened, further action was required to eliminate the threat posed by the remaining drums and paper sacks at the Site. EPA removed these drums and paper sacks and cleaned up the spilled materials throughout the building November 3, 1998 through December 14, 1998. The building caught fire in March 1999 and the city tore down what was left of the building.
Site DescriptionThe Site is located in a residential area at 427 Moyer Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Site was an abandoned, unsecured building with most of the windows and some of the doors broken out, and showed evidence of trespassing and fires. The Site in the past has operated as a textile facility and a manufacturing facility for detergents and fabric softeners.
Site ResponsibilityThis Site was addressed by an EPA Superfund Removal Action.
NPL Listing HistoryThe Site is not on the National Priorities List nor is it proposed for the NPL.