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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: ATI Flat Rolled Products Holdings LLC (Formerly: Allegheny Ludlum Corporation) in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania

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    Cleanup Status

    In July 1999, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) conducted a site visit. The visit consisted of a facility tour and information gathering to assess the current status of the Facility. No obvious areas of concern were identified during the visit. After an extensive review of existing information and the site visit, EPA has determined that both Environmental Indicators for human exposures and groundwater migration have been met. There is no unacceptable human exposure to contamination nor is there any evidence of groundwater contamination caused by the Facility. Furthermore, EPA concludes that there have been no past or current releases that warrant further investigation or corrective action at this Facility at this time. In March 2002, EPA issued a Final Determination that no further corrective actions are necessary at the Facility at this time.

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    Site Description

    Interactive map of ATI Flat Rolled Products Holdings LLC, Vandergrift, PA

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    The Allegheny Ludlum facility is located in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania and is approximately 63 acres in size. In 1988, Allegheny Ludlum acquired the majority of the Vandergrift plant from the USX Corporation. However, the frozen hollow dump site, which was used from 1930's to 1970's for disposal of slag and cinder, was retained by the USX Corporation. In 2009, USX entered into an agreement with the PADEP under the Pennsylvania's Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act Program (Act Two) to address the cleanup of the frozen hollow dump site.

    The Allegheny Ludlum facility manufactures stainless steel coils the require various manufacturing techniques that include cold roll, anneal, pickle, silt and shear. The operations are used to cold roll, anneal, pickle, slit and shear stainless steel coils. The major machineries include cold rolling Z-mills, Anneal and Pickling Lines, a Temper Mill and various Coil Slitters. A permit-by rule wastewater treatment facility pre-treats wastewaters prior to discharge to the Kiskiminetas River.

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    Contaminants at this Facility

    There is no unacceptable human exposure to contamination nor is there any evidence of groundwater contamination caused by the Facility.

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    Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

      Institutional Controls were not required at the facility.

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      Land Reuse Information at this Facility

      The facility is under continued use.

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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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