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Joyce National Powder

EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)

McKean County

EPA ID# PAD101274686

5th Congressional District

Last Update: December 2004
No future updates

Other Names

National Powder

Current Site Status

Site activites were completed in September 1998. No further cleanup activities are needed.

Site Description

The Joyce National Powder Site was formerly used as an explosives manufacturer. The original owner, National Powder Corporation, manufactured nitroglycerin at the Site from approximately 1940 until the early 1970s. In 1977, Joyce Powder purchased the property to produce Judymite. Manufacturing operations continued until the mid 1980s. In 1997, buildings on the property were sold in parcels. During demolition of the buildings, the new owners came upon containers of hazardous substances in deteriorating condition.

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 primary contaminants at the site were nitroglycerin and dinitrotoluene. however, many other hazardous substances were discovered including picric acid, ethyl ether, nitric acid, and sodium hydroxide.

Cleanup Progress

A Superfund Removal cleanup action took place at the Site from September 1997 until September 1998. Approximately 100 drums and several rolloffs of waste materials were disposed.


Site Contacts

Region 3 | Mid-Atlantic Cleanup | Mid-Atlantic Superfund |EPA Home | EPA Superfund Homepage

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