Mactac Scranton Facility
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EPA is currently reviewing the existing environmental information to determine if further investigation and/or corrective action will be required at the site. EPA will first focus on the health and groundwater impacts, if any, presented by the facility. Once EPA completes this review process, an environmental indicator determination will be prepared and posted to this website.
MACtac is a specialty coater of a variety of papers, films, and foils utilizing solvent based, aqueous based, hot melt, and 100% solid silicone systems. The coatings are currently applied by four production coaters using state of the art coating technologies. There are approximately 25 different coatings used at the facility.
The facility was established on January 4, 1963 by Litton Business Systems, under the name of Communication Papers.
The facility does not have a history of unaddressed spills that would indicate surface soil contamination. Currently, there is no storage or manufacturing located in an area that would impact surface soils. Groundwater seeps through fractured bedrock to former mine shafts in the Scranton area. Due to this groundwater situation, contamination is not suspected.
There are no surface water bodies or sediment located near the facility. A certain amount of residual contamination exists in the area of the former underground storage tank farm. It was not feasible to excavate these soils due to their location immediately adjacent to a water tower structure. The tank closures received PADEP approval in the 1990s.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 7 pages, 412 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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