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Drake Chemical

EPA ID# PAD003058047

NPL Status: Final

180 Myrtle Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
Clinton County


Remedial Project Manager
Roy Schrock

Community Involvement Coordinator
Trish Taylor

Governmental Liaison
Kinshasa Brown-Perry

Administrative Record Locations

Public files (Administrative Record) on EPA’s actions and decisions for this site can be examined at the following location:

U.S. EPA Region 3

Site Photos

View from top of pile (Delaware Ave. site) looking northwest.
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Fact Sheets

Site Reports




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Current Site Information

Administrative Record


Federal Register

  • 03/25/1999: Notice of Lodging of Consent Decree Pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

Five-Year Review


Press Release

  • 10/15/1999: U.S. $20,000 Payment to Lawyers Closes Drake Lawsuit
  • 04/24/1999: Drake Soil Cleanup Complete; Plant Demobilization Begins
  • 04/16/1999: A momentary electrical power disruption
  • 03/18/1999: The Drake Cleanup Team stopped the feed of soil, shut off kiln burners and began cooling down the incinerator
  • 03/17/1999: A momentary disruption to the induced draft fan, during maintenance operations yesterday afternoon
  • 03/11/1999: A momentary electrical power interruption affecting the incinerator
  • 12/23/1998: Drake Team Announces Site Is 75% Cleaned
  • 12/04/1998: Drake Will Cool Down Incinerator for Planned Maintenance
  • 10/06/1998: Drake Pauses for Planned Maintenance
  • 09/30/1998: Drake Chemical Cleanup Reaches Halfway Point
  • 07/24/1998: Drake to Suspend Operations for a Week of Planned Maintenance
  • 06/29/1998: In recent days, two workers at the Drake Chemical Superfund project suffered heat related symptoms and were taken to the Lock Haven Hospital for treatment and release
  • 06/24/1998: Drake Team Perfoms Scheduled Maintenance
  • 06/10/1998: An area-wide momentary electrical power interruption to the Drake Chemical Superfund site, at 8:07 a.m. today, briefly stopped operations and resulted in an 86-second opening of the thermal relief vent (TRV)
  • 06/01/1998: A storm-caused electrical power interruption to the Drake Chemical Superfund site, at 8:42 p.m. yesterday
  • 05/24/1998: An electrical power interruption to the Drake Chemical Superfund Site...
  • 05/21/1998: The Drake Cleanup Team interrupted operations
  • 05/05/1998: EPA Says Ombudsman's Concerns Covered, Drake Incinerator to Restart This Week
  • 04/28/1998: Drake Cleanup Team Making Progress Toward Early May Restart
  • 04/24/1998: Drake Cleanup Team Recycles
  • 04/21/1998: EPA Responds to Ombudsman's Review On Incineration at the Drake Chemical Superfund Site
  • 04/11/1998: Drake Cleanup Team Cools Down Incinerator to Perform Repair
  • 04/06/1998: Drake Cleanup Team Returns to Full Production
  • 04/03/1998: Drake Cleanup Team Completes Kiln Repairs; To Begin Heat Up Saturday
  • 04/02/1998: Drake Cleanup Team to Connect Clean Property into Storm Drainage; Marks First Step as Reclaimed Property
  • 04/02/1998: Drake Team To Connect Clean Property Into Storm Drainage; Marks First Step As Reclaimed Property
  • 03/23/1998: Drake Cleanup Team Suspends Feed; Runs Monthly Calibration Checks
  • 03/20/1998: Drake Cleanup Team Situation Report for March 20
  • 03/12/1998: Cold Weather Causes TRV Opening
  • 03/12/1998: Drake Cleanup Team Resumes Treatment of Site Soils
  • 03/10/1998: On Monday, March 9, at 7:50 p.m., County Commissioner Rusty Bottorf and several members of A.I.R. arrived unannounced with a video recorder at the gates of the Drake Chemical Superfund Site to complain about alleged fugitive emissions.
  • 03/09/1998: Drake Cleanup Team Resumes Operations
  • 03/08/1998: Drake Cleanup Team Resumes Treatment of Clean Soil to Test Plant Modifications
  • 03/06/1998: Drake Cleanup Team Suspends Treatment to Review its Dust Concerns
  • 03/05/1998: Cleanup Team began the process of cleaning up more than 250,000 tons of contaminated soil
  • 03/02/1998: Drake Soil Cleanup to Begin
  • 02/20/1998: Drake Cleanup to Begin Soon
  • 02/13/1998: Incineration Project Delayed

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