Rockwood Pigments N A Inc.
Elementis Pigments, Inc.)
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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Grant Dufficy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3455
This facility is one of EPA Region III’s high priority RCRA corrective action sites. The facility has conducted several environmental investigations at the site, including soil and groundwater sampling.
EPA the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) have determined that the Human Exposures Indicator have been met. EPA/PADEP is currently evaluating the information to determine if all of the corrective action requirements have been met.
RCRA Corrective Action activities at this facility are being conducted under the direction of EPA Region 3 with assistance from the State.
Iron oxide production began at the facility in the 1876, under the name C.K. Williams Company. In the 1920s, the company began production of synthetic iron oxide pigments using pickle liquor and scrap metal. The facility was purchased by Pfizer, Inc. in 1962 and in 1984 the corporate entity that owned and operated the plant was incorporated as Pfizer Pigments, Inc., a subsidiary of Pfizer, Inc. Magnetic oxide production began in the early 1970s. In the spring of 1990, Pfizer Pigments, Inc. sold the portion of the plant west of the Bushkill Creek (approximately 100 acres) to Harcros Pigments, Inc., which was a subsidiary of Harcros, Inc.. In January of 1998, Elementis purchased the site from Harcros Pigments. The site is currently owned and operated by Elementis.
Currently, Elementis manufactures iron oxide pigments of various colors and grades at its Easton plant. Sulfuric acid is used in this process to create a ferrous sulfate solution, which is then processed into a final product.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [ 8 pp, 3430kb, About PDF]
- 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
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