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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Envirite of Pennsylvania Incorporated in York, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

EPA completed an environmental indicator (El) site-visit at Envirite on July 12, 2016, in order to evaluate the current environmental conditions and potential exposure pathways at the Facility. EPA used the 1999 USCOE Environmental Assessment Report as a background document and evaluated all release and potential release pathways noted in the Report. In August 2016, the EPA has determined that the Human Exposures Indicator and Groundwater Environmental Indicators have been met and are controlled.

On August 19, 2016 , the EPA published a Corrective Action Statement of Basis stating that there are no unaddressed releases and therefore no further investigation or cleanup is required. A public comment period ended on September 19, 2016, and since there were no comments on the the proposed decision, the Corrective Action decision was finalized on September 20. 2016.

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Site Description

Interactive map of Envirite of Pennsylvania Incorporated, York, PA

The Facility property consists of approximately 5.3 acres and is surrounded by light industrial and commercial establishments in a business park. The Facility had its start in 1980 under the ownership of Liqwacon. The name was changed to Envirite of Pennsylvania, Inc. in 1982.

The Facility has primarily accepted waste materials ,which are inorganic and aqueous from industries such as electroplaters, steel producers, and metal manufacturers. In the unloading areas aqueous and semi-solid wastes are pumped to tanks or receiving pits in the fully-enclosed processing building. Wastes are analyzed for treatability and compatibility with other wastes and to determine the appropriate treatment process. Then they are neutralized and stabilized through oxidation, reduction, precipitation and filtration and treatment trains which also may include the addition of kiln dust and cement products for stabilization. Neutralized and stabilized wastes are tested to ensure they do not exhibit any hazardous characteristics and have immobilized any hazardous constituents.

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Contaminants at this Facility

Currently there are no known risks to human exposure and the environment that are not under control.

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

There are no institutional controls at the facility.

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Land Reuse Information at this Facility

The facility is in continued use.

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Site Responsibility at this Facility

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

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