Dixie Consumer Products LLC
(Formerly: Fort James Corp. Lvp)
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A Public Notice for Corrective Action has been posted with comment period ending March 20. 2013.
As part of the Environmental Indicator (EI) inspection and evaluation for Current Human Exposures and Migration of Contaminated Groundwater, a comprehensive record search and review were conducted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protections (PADEP) and its contractor, Tetra Tech FW Inc. (Tetra). This undertaking consisted of evaluating the Facility’s manufacturing operations and waste management practices, RCRA permit applications, historical spills and releases, documentation of previous site inspections, RCRA closure activities and correspondence between the EPA, PADEP, and the Facility.
On June 10, 2004, PADEP and Tetra conducted a site visit. The visit consisted of a plant tour and information gathering to assess the current status of the Facility. No obvious areas of concern were identified during the visit. Based on the site visit and the comprehensive file review, there appears to be no indications of spills or releases that have negatively impacted soil, groundwater, surface water, or air that would lead to adverse impacts to human health or the environment at this time. EPA has determined that the Facility met the environmental indicators (i.e., there is no contamination problem that creates an unacceptable risk to human health nor is there any evidence of adverse groundwater contamination impact to the environment) on January 30, 2013.
Based the above assessment, EPA will propose no further corrective action or land use controls are necessary at this time at the Facility. EPA has determined that its proposed decision is protective of human health and the environment.
The Dixie site is a 350,000-square-foot building on 33 acres of land located on the corner of Kesslerville Pike and Kuebler Road in Northampton County, three miles north of Easton, PA. The Facility manufactures and delivers cup dispensers, paper plates, and paper serving platters. The company offers plates, bowls, napkins, and cups; cups and dispensers for kitchens,bathrooms, and on-the-go; and bath cups an bath cup dispensers, and cutlery. Its products are available through a network of retailers in the United States. Dixie operates as a subsidiary of Georgia-Pacific LLC.
All waste paper from the paper production area is bailed and stored in a bailing room for recycling. All plastic wastes from the molding cuts in the plastic production area are sent back to the grinding room to be recycled back into production. Water-based inks and glues are recycled and reused. Hazardous wastes generated from its operations are shipped offsite for proper disposal.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis[PDF, 9 pages, 2173 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 6 pages, 25 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 8 pages, 32 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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- The facility is under continued use.
- 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: Khai M. Dao (215) 814-5467.