Monach Circuit Industries, Inc.
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EPA Project Manager
Ms. Jeanna R. Henry
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
- EPA sets national goals to measure progress toward meeting the nation's major environmental goals. For RCRA Corrective Action, EPA evaluates two key environmental indicators for each facility: (1) current human exposures under control and (2) migration of contaminated groundwater under control. On April 26, 2011, Michael Jr. Baker, Inc. conducted an Environmental Indicator (EI) Inspection of the former Monach Circuits Industries, Inc. facility (Monach or Facility), on behalf of EPA. The findings of the EI Inspection are documented in a September 2011 EI Inspection Report, prepared by Baker, for Monach Circuit Industries, Inc. (EPA ID No. PAD980552145). Also presented in the EI Inspection Report is a summary of the information reviewed by Baker in preparation for the EI Inspection, including records maintained by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and EPA. Based on a review of the information presented in the EI Inspection Report, EPA determined that the Facility met both of these indicators on January 12, 2012.
- EPA, in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and the property owner (Ivey Air, Inc.), is coordinating a subsurface soil sampling event at the former Monach facility for late spring or early summer. The purpose of the sampling event is to confirm that contamination is not present at the Facility before EPA selects a proposed remedy for the Facility which will go out for public comment.
- The Facility is located at 1418 Hanford Street in Bristol Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The approximately 0.25-acre site was purchased by Tlapan Investments from Vanni and Midora Construction Company on January 28, 1980. Monach leased the site from Tlapan Investments between 1980 and 1982 and used the Facility building for chemical storage. Chemicals stored at the Facility included raw chemicals and waste chemicals used and generated from the production of circuit boards by another Monach facility located at 2210 Farragut Avenue in Bristol, Pennsylvania. In October 1982, Monach filed for bankruptcy and the Hanford Street Facility was closed.
- From 1982 to 1984, the Facility remained vacant. On June 11, 1984, Robert Monach, Sr., Gerald Monach and Richard Jones, III purchased the site from Tlapan Investments. In 1984, the site was leased to the former Rapid Circuits Industries (Rapid Ciruits) facility for the manufacture of circuit boards. Operations conducted by Rapid Circuits included screening, painting, cleaning, electroplating using copper, lead, and nickel-to-gold, and wastewater treatment. On December 14, 1988, Robert Monach, Sr., purchased the site from Gerald Monach and Richard Jones, III, and continued to lease the Facility to Rapid Circuits. In 1989, Rapid Circuits transferred its entire circuit board operation to one of its other facilities located at 6401 McPherson Avenue in Levittown, Pennsylvania. In March 1995, Robert Monach, Sr. sold the site to the current owner and operator, Thomas Woods of Ivey Air, Inc.(Ivey Air), a sheet metal and air condition contractor.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [8 pp, 160 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [9pp, 134 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
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