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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: AMO Pollution Services Incorporated in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania

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    Cleanup Status

    AMO Pollution Services (AMO) clean-closed their hazardous waste storage facility in 1990 in accordance with their closure plan, which was approved by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP). In 1992, AMO performed additional site cleanup activities related to their transportation operations and administration/operations building. PADEP oversaw these cleanup activities and determined that all waste and contaminated soil was removed. A PADEP inspection on August 1, 2007, confirmed that there are no remaining concerns. As a result of these cleanup activities and inspections, a Statement of Basis (SB) that outlined EPA's recommendation of no further action was published in the Observer-Reporter on October 22, 2007. After the 30-day public comment period, EPA issued a Final Decision that no further action was necessary at the former AMO site, effective January 7, 2008.

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    Site Description

    Interactive Map of AMO Pollution Services Incorporated, Canonsburg, Pennsylvania


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    AMO Pollution Services was a hazardous materials contractor that specialized in emergency response and cleanup operations for spills, tank cleaning, and Superfund actions. The 11.5-acre site included a large building used for administrative offices and a truck and equipment maintenance area, and a smaller building that served as a staging and storage area for incoming drums of hazardous waste. AMO went out of business in 1991. The site is now used as a sports training center.

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    Contaminants at this Facility

    Based on the comprehensive review of existing records and the site visit, EPA has determined that both there is no contamination problem that creates an unacceptable risk to human health nor is there any evidence of groundwater contamination caused by the Facility. Moreover, EPA concludes that there have been no past or current releases that warrant further investigation or corrective action at the Facility at  this time.

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    Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

    Institutional controls were not required at the site.

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    Land Reuse Information at this Facility

     The site is being reused.

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    Site Responsibility at this Facility

    Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action activities at this facility have been conducted under the direction of EPA Region 3.

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