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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: GE Betz Incorporated in Langhorne, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

The EPA has determined that the Facility met the migration of contaminated groundwater under control indicator on September 15, 2009. The EPA has determined that the Facility met the current human exposures under control indicator on September 16,2009. EPA's review of available information indicates that there are no unaddressed releases of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents from the Facility. Based on that assessment, EPA's proposed on June 24, 2015 that no further investigation or cleanup is required, and the decision became final on July 25, 2015.

 
 


 

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Site Description

Interactive map of GE Betz Incorporated, Langhorne, PA

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Since its start in 1979, the Facility has been owned by a number of entities, including; Betz Dearborn, Hercules Hydrocarbon Holdings (Hercules), and General Electric. J&J Properties of Langhorne, LLC currently owns the Facility. Throughout its operation, the Facility produced a variety of specialty chemicals, including several hundred types of liquid polymers and blended products in batch operations from dry and liquid materials that were formulated to meet customer-specific applications. The Facility operated as a captive storage facility and had other permits for stormwater, air emission sources, and tank operations.
Wastes generated included ignitable, corrosive and chromium materials. The bulk of the hazardous waste generated was wastewater.

In May 2004, Betz notified Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) that operations ceased, that the Facility was closed, and the Facility property was turned over to Hercules. Hercules hired a commercial property broker, and potential buyers were identified to use the facility for operations other than chemical processing. Since 2007, International Refrigeration Products, Inc. and National Refrigeration Products operate a warehouse and a machine assembly operation at the Facility. Neither entity is known to generate hazardous waste.

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Contaminants at this Facility

There are no risks to human health or the environment for any use at this Facility including residential.

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

 Institutional Controls are 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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