Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Edmund Optics (Formerly: Plummer Precision Optics Company) in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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- Cleanup Status
- Site Description
- Contaminants at this Facility
- Institutional/Engineer Controls
- Land Reuse
- Site Responsibility
The soil sampling results revealed that there is no soil or groundwater contamination at the facility. No further actions are necessary at the Facility. EPA's Final Decision of Corrective Action Complete without controls for the Facility became effective September 25, 2009.
Interactive map of Edmund Optics (Formerly: Plummer Precision Optics Company), Pennsburg, PAView larger map
The Facility is located at 601 Montgomery Avenue in Pennsburg, Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Adjacent properties to the north and east of the facility are residential, to the west are vacant and unimproved, and to the south consist of the Joint Water Authority facility and Green Lane Reservoir. The Facility covers 7.65 acres.
In October, Edmund Optics purchased the property from Plummer Precision Optics. Plummer owned and operated the facility from 1973 through the date of the sale. The site has been operated as a precision optical equipment manufacturer since 1973.
EPA determined that the facility had met both environmental indicators: (1) Current Human Exposures Under Control and (2) Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control and no further remediation is required at the facility.
The Institutional Controls were not required at the site.
The site is under continued use.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action activities at this facility have been conducted under the direction of EPA Region 3.