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EPA Project Manager
Luis Pizarro, Associate Director
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 3
Mail Stop: 3LC20
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3444
- Cleanup Status:
Corrective Action Underway
- Human Exposure Controls: TBA
- Groundwater Controls : TBA
- The US EPA Region III and the MDE will decide if additional information or sampling at the facility is required to determine whether the environmental indicators have been met or if further corrective action is required at the facility.
- The facility is located in a mixed residential, industrial, and commercial area approximately 2 miles southwest of Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. The current property is comprised of approximately 25 acres.
- Since the late 1960’s the facility has manufactured power transmission products and consisted primarily of a large machine shop.
- The facility has three main areas: the administrative offices, the manufacturing building, and the former forge shop
- In the mid-1990’s, the facility employed about 400 people. The facility currently employs 169 people operating in 3 ships per day during the week
- The facility generates hazardous waste from the painting process consisting of waste paint, waste thinner, waste acetone and as a result of site remediation under the VCP and consists of spent activated carbon filters contaminated with dichloroethene (DCE)
- Kop-Flex entered into a voluntary cleanup up (VC) in 1998 and a Phase I environmental site assessment was performed that same year; in 1999 a Phase II was done.
- There are 17 different solid waste management units or areas of concerns identified on the site
- The solid waste management units includes a satellite accumulation areas, universal waste cage, a 90-day storage area, dual vapor extraction system, parts washers, trash compactor, three used oil aboveground storage tanks, a propane storage area
- The areas of concern include a chemical product and metal chip storage area, caustic wastewater treatment area, forge building’s metal transformer, forge wastewater collection tank, a former diesel aboveground storage tank, a former sanitary wastewater treatment plant, an oil cooling unit spill remediation area, wooden blocks, and an oil seepage area.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Factsheet[23pp, 21 KB, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
Maryland Department of Environment
Land Restoration Program
1800 Washington Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21230
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division - RCRA
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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- The EPA is dedicated to providing you with timely and accurate information about our work at this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the EPA Project Manager: Luis Pizarro, Associate Director (215)-814-3444.