Intercontinental Export Import, Inc. (IEI)
(Formerly: Ametech Inc.)
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EPA Project Manager
Luis A Pizzarro
Office of Remediation, LCD
US EPA Region 3
Maryland Department of the Environment (MDE) Project Contact
1800 Washington Blvd., Suite 645
Baltimore, MD 21230-1719
Phone: (410) 537-3000
Toll Free: 1 (800) 633-6101
- EPA is evaluating current groundwater monitoring data and other environmental investigative data gathered during the implementation of the Maryland Department of Environment (MDE) Voluntary Clean up Program (VCP) Response Action Plan (April 2010) activities and the MDE Oil Clean up Program investigative/remediation activities.
- Based on EPA's review of the current environmental information, groundwater and human health indicator determinations were made on February 20, 2013.
- In the 1940s, the National Plastic Products Company constructed the facility building. The facility was purchased by Ametech, Inc. in 1977. The site was sold to the Ketema in 1988. From 1996 - 2001, Specialty Filaments, Inc. (SFI) acquired and operated the Ketema Corporation facility and the facility's name changed to SFI Odenton Plant . Operations at the SFI Odenton Plant included extruding plastic into threads and fibers used in various products. The existing warehouse was sold to Intercontinental Export Import, Inc. (IEI), and was used for storage of plastic pellets and recyclable plastic products. The building was purchased in 2008 by StonebridgeCarras LLC (StonebridgeCarras), and is being considered for new development. Under the VCP RAP, in the Spring of 2012 StonebridgeCarras demolished the warehouse building structure, except the slab floor and partial basement. Also in the Fall of 2012 the floor was backfilled with soil.
- An underground diesel release occurred on the neighboring International Paper facility, which resulted in petroleum-impacted soil and groundwater contamination. Risks posed by this contaminant release are being addressed by the International Paper facility.
- Elevated concentrations of volatile organic compounds in subslab vapors were discovered beneath the southern portion of the building. A blower vents the vapors from under the slab.
- Fill materials containing coal dust and/or coal slag were discovered beneath the southern portion of the building. Concentrations of lead, mercury, and arsenic above MDE Non-Residential Cleanup Standards were detected in the fill soil. The area is capped with concrete.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 20 pages, 1133 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 18 pages, 1125 KB, About PDF]
- All documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division - RCRA
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
Get instructions on how to submit a FOIA request. Additional fee for requests over 100 pages.
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- The facility is approximately 4.63 acres and is being considered for redevelopment by the current owner.
- 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: Mr Luis Pizzaro (215) 814-3444.