Talon Inc. Plant #7
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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
PA DEP Project Manager
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Northwest Regional Office
230 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3481
Phone: (814) 332-6848
RCRA Corrective Action activities at this facility are being conducted under the direction of Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) with assistance from EPA Region 3. The property was sold to the Meadville Redevelopment Authority, but the environmental liability for the site remains in the name of Talon, Inc. of Toccoa, GA.
Talon submitted a Closure Plan to PADEP in 1992 plus an amendment in 1993. This plan was approved in September 1993. The Closure Plan included removal of wastes and equipment, analyses of background and subsurface soil beneath the Waste Treatment Plant (WTP) and excavation of contaminated soils. In 1995, PADEP issued closure certification acknowledging that ‟clean closure" had been achieved for the site.
In December 2002, an investigation regarding the Talon Lagoon areas that were alleged to have been the repository areas for many barrels of cyanide or cyanide derived materials from the Talon Plant from 1960's (or earlier).
In January 2003, based on the investigation report submitted by the Facility, PADEP determined that no further action was necessary at the Talon lagoon.
In August 2005, based on the Facility’s Baseline Environmental Report, the contaminated groundwater in the monitoring wells at the property boundary indicated that contamination was migrating from the Facility.
Based on the 2005 Baseline Environmental Report, the monitoring wells at the Facility contained metals and volatile and semi-volatile organic compounds at levels above the used-aquifer medium specific concentrations for non-residential exposure as identified in Pennsylvania’s Land Recycling Act. In addition, soils at the Facility contained chromium, cumene, ethyl benzene, tetrachloroethene, and trichloroethene at levels above the used-aquifer, medium specific concentrations for non-residential exposure for soil to groundwater as identified in Pennsylvania’s Recycling Act.
In March 2006, EPA revised the Facility’s groundwater Environmental Indicator to “more information is needed to make a determination.”
In May 2007, PADEP and EPA initiated a groundwater off-site migration investigation.
There are no institutional controls at this time.
Talon Incorporated - Plant #7, occupies approximately 13 acres, in Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, and had been manufacturing slide fasteners since 1948. The manufacturing process included metal fabrication and metal finishing operations. Plant #7 had a wastewater treatment plant that treated the acid wastes and cyanide wastes that were generated from the manufacturing process. The resultant treated metal hydroxide sludge was disposed, from 1948 to 1985, at the surface impoundment site located in West Mead Township, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
The site is presently the home of an ‟Industrial Incubator" where several business tenants occupy the remediated buildings. The on-site tenants’ water supply is provided by the Meadville public water works.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [ 7 pp, 281, 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 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: Mr. Grant Dufficy(215) 814-3455.