Willson Safety Products
(Formerly: Dalloz Safety)
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EPA/state is reviewing existing environmental information to determine if further investigation is required. EPA determined that the environmental indicators for both human health and groundwater migration are under control on April 27, 2011. These determinations are posted to this website.
The Dalloz property was located in the City of Reading, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The facility was comprised of an approximately 2-acre improved lot located in a commercial/light industrial area of the City of Reading. As many as 13 buildings comprised the majority of the facility, with the remainder of the site consisting primarily of paved parking areas and an abandoned railroad spur in the northern portion of the property. Past operations at the facility included the development, manufacturing, testing, storage, and distribution of occupational safety-related products. Currently the site is home to the Goggle Works Center for the Arts, which has renovated the facility and hosts a variety of community art and culture related events.
Previous facility activities resulted in soil and groundwater contamination of the property. The contamination originated from a former tank used to store petroleum products and a trench area where waste solvents were reportedly disposed.
On July 20, 2004, the facility submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) a Combined Remedial Investigation Report and Final Report (CRIR&FR) for the property. On September 17, 2004, PADEP acknowledged receipt of the administratively complete RI Report and Final Report for the property. In 2004, the facility received relief from liability from PADEP under Pennsylvania’s Act 2 Program. The facility is paved or covered with buildings, and no constituents were detected at concentrations above the Statewide Health MSCs for residential and non-residential exposure conditions. The facility received relief from liability from PADEP under Pennsylvania’s Act 2 Program for non-residential use. No further monitoring or remediation is required under PADEP.
The CRIR&FR states that numerous information sources indicated no active water supply wells are located within the area of elevated site-related constituents in groundwater, and potable water within the area is supplied entirely from the Reading Water authority. Local regulations prohibit the use of groundwater as a drinking water source. The facility received relief from liability from PADEP under Pennsylvania’s Act 2 Program for non-residential use. No further monitoring or remediation is required under PADEP.
- 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
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 site's future use is yet to be determined.
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.