Le – Jo Enterprises Inc.
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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Griff Miller
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
The final decision of Complete without Controls became effective October 30, 2013 after a 30-day public comment period. No further action is required to make the Le-Jo Enterprises property suitable for any type of land use.
An Environmental Indicator (EI) inspection was conducted in September 2005 to assist in determining whether human exposures and migration of contaminated groundwater are under control at this facility. As a result of a site visit in May 2010, both EIs were determined to be under control, as there were no significant human exposures to low levels of potentially remaining soil contamination at the facility, and groundwater was not expected to be contaminated by the facility. EPA performed a sampling event in the vicinity of the facility’s former above-ground storage tank farm in August 2013 that showed no contamination in soil or groundwater above levels considered protective of unrestricted use.
Built in 1961 by Pyroxlin Products, the Facility manufactured coatings and adhesives until 2006, when production ceased. Pierce and Stevens purchased the Facility in 1967. From 1996 to 2006 the Facility was owned by Sovereign Specialty Chemicals. The Facility is now owned by Le-Jo Enterprises, a manufacturer of foodservice equipment and oil lamps for foodservice and commercial use.
Primary contaminants at the facility include solvents that were used as chemical feedstocks. Several small spills occurred at the facility over time, the majority of which were cleaned up immediately upon discovery. Results from a focused soil and groundwater sampling performed by EPA in August 2013 suggest that no contamination above protective levels remains at the facility.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Final Decision and Response to Comments [ 2 pp, 99 KB, About PDF]
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis [ 10 pp, 606 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [ 7 pp, 123 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [8 pp, 184 KB, 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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The former chemical facility is being reused by Le-Jo Enterprises to manufacture and distribute foodservice equipment and oil lamps.