Koppers Inc. - Susquehanna Plant
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PADEP Project Manager
Mr. Joseph Figured
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
208 West Third Street, Suite 101
Williamsport, PA 17701-6448
Phone: (570) 327-3730
The Final Environmental Indicator Inspection (EI) Report was submitted in December 2003. Since this submittal, Koppers has focused on a former surface impoundment where elevated levels of Naphthalene were detected in existing monitoring wells. Koppers entered into the PADEP Act 2 Program to address the impoundment. An investigation ensued and subsequently an Act 2 Final Report was submitted on October 10, 2006 and was approved on January 9, 2007. PADEP approved the clean closed status of this impoundment meaning it was no longer a concern.
Based on further review of the EI report, EPA, PADEP, Koppers, and Beazer met on October 30, 2008 to discuss comments and options for satisfying remaining Corrective Action obligations at the facility. The focus was primarily on a former spray irrigation field, a waste storage pad, and noted releases from an Aeration Basin. Koppers performed an investigation on June 3, 2009 in these areas to supply current data. A Soil Sample Summary Report was submitted on April 30, 2010 and is currently under review.
EPA will decide if additional information or sampling at the facility is required to determine whether or not the environmental indicators have been met or if corrective action is required by the facility.
The Koppers Inc. Susquehanna Plant is located at 50 Koppers Lane, just off of Route 405 in Montgomery, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The areal extent of the site is approximately 157 acres, however a portion of the plant was sold in the late 1980s and operations were and are performed on only approximately 99 acres since the Facility was built. The remaining portion of the land was agricultural in use. The Koppers Susquehanna Plant was built in 1971 to serve the Penn Central, Reading and other eastern railroad lines, now the ConRail System, for track maintenance and upgrading programs. The facility’s product lines include pressure-creosoted railroad ties, bridge timbers, switch ties, and crossing panels.
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis [PDF, 10 pages, 46 KB, AboutPDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures[PDF, 9 pages, 3940 KB, AboutPDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater[PDF, 10 pages, 4380 KB, AboutPDF]
- 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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Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
|Koppers Inc||Koppers Geospatial pdf Site Map|
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The site is under continued use.
For more information about EPA's corrective action webpage, including Environmental Indicators, please visit our site at: www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/correctiveaction.htm