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Concept Sciences

EPA Region 3 (Mid-Atlantic)

Lehigh County
Hanover Township

EPA ID# PASFN0305433

15th Congressional District

Last Update: February 2004
- EPA will provide future updates on an as needed basis.

Other Names

Concept Sciences Explosion

Current Site Status

There is no current or planned EPA activity concerning at this Site.

Site Description

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 Responsibility
This site is being addressed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.
NPL Listing History
This 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.

Cleanup Progress

The Pennsylvania DEP initiated cleanup actions after negotiations with the potentially repsonsible parties failed. EPA is not involved in the cleanup at this time.


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