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The final decision of Complete without Controls became effective October 2, 2012 after a 30-day public comment period. No further action is required to make the Standard Steel Specialty Company property suitable for any type of land use.
An Environmental Indicator (EI) inspection was conducted in July 2003 to determine whether human exposures to contamination and the migration of contaminated groundwater were under control. Although the facility had several releases of oil contamination to Walnut Bottom Run in the past, many of the source areas for this contamination were cleaned and removed from the facility in the 1990s. As a result of this EI inspection and a follow-up visit to the facility in March 2012, EPA determined that both EIs were met at the facility.
Since 1925, Standard Steel Specialty has used the facility to manufacture gear racks, machine keys, woodruff keys, taper pins, elevator guide rails, and other specialty machined steel products. The production of elevator guide rails and the associated painting operations were phased out in the late 1990s.
Environmental investigations at the facility began in the late 1960s with the discovery of oil contamination in a roadside ditch. An abandoned underground storage tank was identified as the source and supposedly drained of remaining contents and removed. In 1991 a Preliminary Assessment was conducted that identified several solid waste management units (SWMUs) at the facility; however, none of the SWMUs handled hazardous waste. Several of these SWMUs have since been cleaned and removed from the facility.
Contaminants at the facility primarily include waste oils from cutting, milling, and de-burring operations. Several waste oil releases from the facility to Walnut Bottom Run have occurred in the past; however, many of the operations from which these releases occurred (sumps, troughs, planers, and an underground storage tank) were cleaned and removed in the 1990s. Therefore, potential risks to ecological receptors in Walnut Bottom Run have been minimized, and risk to potential human receptors is negligible.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Final Decision & Response to Comments[PDF, 2 pages, 101 KB, About PDF ]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures[PDF, 8 pages, 192 KB, About PDF ]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater[PDF, 8 pages, 112 KB, About PDF ]
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis[PDF, 5 pages, 37 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
Get instructions on how to submit a FOIA request. Additional fee for requests over 100 pages.
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Standard Steel Specialty continues to use the facility to manufacture specialty machined steel products.
- 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: Griff Miller (215) 814-3407.