Osram Sylvania Inc (Formerly GTE- Warren)
EPA Project Manager
Mr. Hon Lee
Office of Pennsylvania Remediation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-202
A Consent Assessment was signed by Osram and Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) in March 1995. The Assessment covered the incidences of cyanide exceeding the facility’s NPDES permit requirement.
In November 1995, Osram and PADEP signed a Consent Assessment that covered a “milky white” substance coming from the Irvine Street storm water outfall on May 9, 1995.
In July 2000, EPA performed an Environmental Indicators visit and made a determination that no further corrective action is necessary at this time.
All manufacturing operations closed at the facility during period 2004-2006. All decommissioning work was completed in 2008. According to a 2009 PADEP RCRA on-site Compliance Evaluation Inspection, the Facility was in compliance. Operations continue in the engineering and research building and the Plastics Plant.
In February 2012, EPA determined to issue the Corrective Action Complete without Controls to Osram.
There are no institutional controls at this time.
The Osram facility is located at 819 Lexington Avenue, in Warren, Warren County, Pennsylvania. Osram manufactures and assembles electronic pin connectors, lighting and related devices, primarily for auto parts market. The facility was formerly owned and operated by the GTE Corporation, which sold the facility and product line to Osram in February 1993. The plant has been in operation since 1956. Prior to that time the land belonged to United Refining oil refinery. The facility is approximately 20 acres in size and is divided by Lexington Avenue. The site holds four process buildings, an engineering and research building, two drum storage areas, a wastewater treatment system, and a storage area for wastewater treatment storage. The process buildings include the Wire Plant, Plastics Plant, Specialty Metal Operation Plant, and Precious Metals Plating Building.
- Some of the site's key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environemental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures[PDF, 21 KB, 6 pages, About PDF]
- Environemental Indicator Determination - Groundwater[PDF, 23 KB, 8 pages, 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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For more information about EPA’s corrective action webpage, including Environmental Indicators, please visit our site at: www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/correctiveaction.htm