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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Laird Technologies Incorporated in Delaware Water Gap, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

After the Laird property was closed, in 2011, WSP Environment and Energy conducted an environmental investigation of this property that identified an area of concern requiring corrective action Trichlorethene (TCE) was found. 

EPA/state will visit the facility and meet with company representatives on an upcoming date.  EPA/state is reviewing existing environmental information to determine if further investigation is required.  EPA/State will focus first on the health and groundwater impacts, if any, presented by the facility.  Once EPA/state completes this review process, an environmental indicator determination will be prepared and posted to this website.  

On September 17, 2018, EPA determined that Environmental Indicators for Human Exposures were under control.

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Site Description

Interactive map of Laird Technologies Incorporated, Delaware Water Gap, PA

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The plant long known as Instrument Specialties was founded in 1938 and sold to the London-based Laird Group for $257 million in 2000. On July 31, 2007, Laird Technologies, a manufacturer of critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless product announced it was closing is Delaware Water Gap facility.  The facility as part of its manufacturing process, the facility generated spent halogenated solvents used in degreasing operations.

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Contaminants at this Facility

While Laird facility was operational, the facility generated spent halogenated solvents. After it closed, trichlorethene (TCE) was found. 

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

Institutional controls, if required, will be determined at the time of remedy selection.

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Land Reuse Information at this Facility

 The site's future use is yet to be determined.

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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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