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EPA/state is reviewing existing environmental information to determine if further investigation is required. EPA/State will focus first on the health and groundwater impacts, if any, presented by the facility. Once EPA/state completes this review process, an environmental indicator determination will be prepared and posted to this website.
The 13.5 acre site consists of one building (650 feet by 280 feet) that was constructed in 1975 and housed production facilities, warehouse space, and offices, according to the Preliminary Assessment (NUS, 1991). A plating room was located in the northeastern corner of the building. A wastewater treatment area and chemical storage were next to the plating room. A machining area was southwest of the plating room. An injection molding department, chemistry laboratory, offices, stock room, and warehouses continued southwest of the machining area. The hazardous waste storage area was a 60 feet by 30 feet, outdoor, fenced concrete pad, northwest of the wastewater treatment area. The building was surrounded by paved parking lots and driveways.
In September 2005, CitiCapital sold to North Central Enterprise Inc., who currently leases the facility to two tenants: Argo Industrial Machining (Argo) currently operates a machine shop in the facility, and Triangle, who entered the facility in 2006 and began production of multi-leaf springs on January 12, 2007. Neither of the two tenants is a hazardous waste generator.
A Phase I ESA (SECOR, May 2000) indicated the presence of surface staining and ponding in the zinc chromate plating line and recommended subsurface soil investigation to determine whether releases have impacted the environment. Investigation of soil was also recommended in the location of two former 10,000-gallon heating oil underground storage tanks (USTs) where high concentrations of total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) had been found. A Phase II Limited Subsurface Investigation report (SECOR, June 2000) presented the results of an investigation in the plating room area and the locations of the former USTs.
Soil samples were collected within the plating area, and analyzed for eight RCRA constituents (arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, lead, mercury, selenium, and silver), and zinc. Concentrations of these constituents were considered to be similar to naturally occurring levels in the judgment of SECOR. The data were evaluated against subsequently promulgated Pennsylvania Act 2 Statewide Health Standards (SWHSs) The comparison to Act 2 standards indicates that the concentrations of these elements were less than the non-residential soil-to-groundwater generic MSCs.
Soil samples were also collected within the former UST area. The samples were analyzed for benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX); polynucleated aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs); TPHs. All of the detected BTEX and PAH compounds were at concentrations below the PADEP UST closure Standards for Confirmatory Samples Collected at Closure Site Assessments for site conditions where groundwater has not been encountered. The PADEP UST closure standards do not include limits for TPH. Previously (in 1996), PADEP had sent correspondence to the facility stating that no further action was required regarding the UST closure. A comparison to standards for the soil samples collected during the Phase II Limited Investigation by SECOR confirmed the applicable UST closure standards were met.
No releases are known to have occurred to the groundwater. Soil contamination was determined to be below PADEP Act 2 residential soil to groundwater MSCs.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposure[PDF, 7 pages, 2842KB, About ]
- Environmental Indicator Determination -Groundwater[PDF, 8 pages, 28166 KB, About ]
- Documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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- Submit a FOIA Request
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International Jenson Inc. continues to use the facility.
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 EPA Project Manager: Ms. Linda Matyskiela (215) 814-3420.