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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Griff Miller
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
PADEP Project Manager
Camelia Draghiciu, Geologic Specialist
Waste Management Division
Southeast Regional Office
Phone: (484) 250-5743
The final decision of Corrective Action Complete without Controls became effective September 29, 2015 after a 30-day public comment period. No further action is required to make the facility suitable for any type of land use.
An Environmental Indicator (EI) inspection was conducted in December 1998 to assist in determining whether human exposures to contamination and the migration of contaminated groundwater were under control at the facility. Based on the results of this inspection and continued groundwater monitoring, both EIs were determined to be under control in September 2000.
After one exceedance of the maximum contaminant level (MCL) for cadmium in groundwater was detected during the bi-annual groundwater sampling event in 2012 and no exceedances were detected from the 2014 sampling event, EPA requested two additional groundwater sampling events in 2015, in addition to stream and soil sampling events, to confirm that cleanup objectives had been met at the facility. Results from these sampling events suggest that no contamination remains at the facility above risk-based levels appropriate for any type of land use.
Since 1901, SPS Technologies has manufactured specialty metal fasteners and machined parts for the aviation and aerospace industries.
Remedial investigations at the facility began in the 1980s and included remediation of a leaking underground storage tank, the closure of wastewater impoundments, and a RCRA Facility Assessment. Monitoring of groundwater beneath the facility also began at this time and remained a post-closure requirement for the wastewater impoundments until the completion of Corrective Action requirements.
Contaminants resulting from facility operations included chlorinated solvents (primarily trichloroethene) and cadmium. Low levels of chlorinated contamination persisted in groundwater up to 2010, and low levels of cadmium persisted in groundwater up to 2012. Sampling results from 2014 and 2015 suggest that no contamination remains at the facility above risk-based levels appropriate for any type of land use.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Final Decision and Response to Comments[ 2 pp, 45 KB, About PDF]
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis[ 10 pp, 585 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [7pp, 25 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [8pp, 32 KB, about pdf
- Documents and reports regarding this facility also can be reviewed in person at these locations:
U.S. EPA Region III
Land & Chemicals Division
1650 Arch Street-11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Call for an appointment.
- Submit a FOIA Request
Get instructions on how to submit a FOIA request. Additional fee for requests over 100 pages.
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SPS continues to use the facility for specialty metals manufacturing.