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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Viant Collegeville LLC (Formerly: Lake Regional Medical, Accellent Incorporated, Uniform Tubes, Incorporated) in Trappe, Pennsylvania

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    Cleanup Status

    The remedy selected at the facility per the EPA’s September 30, 1991 Final Decision and Response to Comments (FDRTC) consists of groundwater extraction and remediation and soil vapor extraction to treat TCE, TCA and chromium contaminated groundwater, and establishment of Institutional Controls requiring drinking water well installations controlled by the Montgomery County Health Department’s permitting process.  

    After 27 years of continuous pumping, drinking water standards have been achieved beyond the Facility boundary, however, EPA has determined that achieving drinking water standards immediately beneath the source areas located within the Facility boundary is not feasible from an engineering perspective.  Effective 5/27/2014, EPA modified the Final Remedy for the Facility selected in the September 30, 1991 Final Decision and Response to Comments (FDRTC).  The modified remedy includes the following: 1) establishment of a technical impracticality (TI) Zone with long term groundwater monitoring and reporting of contaminants of concern (COCs) and hydraulic control of groundwater; and 2) compliance with and maintenance of groundwater use restrictions to be implemented through institutional controls (Environmental Covenant recorded on 12/18/2018 in the Recorder of Deeds Office in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).  As required by the EPA-Approved Post Remediation Care Plan of the EC, an annual progress report  dated May 2019 was submitted to EPA.  The Report showed that the sampling indicates each point of compliance well for the TI boundary remains below the MCL and groundwater quality and elevation measurements indicate the pumping system is effective at keeping VOC contamination within the TI boundary.


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    Site Description

    Interactive Map of Viant Collegeville LLC (Formerly: Uniform Tubes, Inc.) Trappe, PA

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    The Former Uniform Tubes Inc. (UTI) facility consists of approximately 40 acres located at 200 West 7th Avenue in the Borough of Trappe, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.  Operations at this facility began in 1964, and continue today.  UTI manufactures high-precision, small diameter metal tubing and tubular parts. 
    The contaminants of concern at the facility are TCE, TCA, and chromium in soil and groundwater. 

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    Contaminants at this Facility

    The contaminants of concern at the facility are trichloroethane (TCE), trichloroethane (TCA), and chromium in soil and groundwater.

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    Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

    UTI is monitoring the groundwater contaminantion plume.

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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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