Calgon Carbon Corporation
Update: After January 6, 2017, information about this RCRA Corrective Action site
will be available at:
Corrective Action Sites Around the Nation - Region 3
(Search for the Facility by Name, Location, or EPA ID)
Please be sure to update your bookmarks.
On This Page
EPA Project Manager
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3410
- On August 2003, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a Final Determination that no further corrective action is required at this time at the Calgon Carbon Corporation, Neville Island facility.
- A site visit was conducted at Calgon Carbon Inc, in Neville Island , Pennsylvania on May 31, 2001. The purpose of the visit was to gather relevant information to assess current and past environmental impact of Calgon Carbon operations. After an extensive review of existing information and the site visit, EPA determined that there is no unacceptable human exposure to contamination nor is there any evidence of groundwater contamination caused by the Facility.
- EPA published in a notice in local newspaper detailing the proposed Agency decision of no further corrective action. The thirty (30) day public comment period ended on August 18, 2003 and no comments were received during that time.
- The Neville Island Plant of Calgon Carbon Corporation is located on the southeast corner of Neville Island, directly to the east of the Fleming Park Bridge The Neville Island Plant contains three separate production operations: Carbon Reactivation (the Reactivation Facility); Carbon Impregnation and Drying (the Impregnation and Drying Facility); and, Manufacture of Activated Carbon in Pellet Form (the Pellet Carbon Facility). In 1940, the site was occupied by Pittsburgh Coke and Chemical Corporation, manufacturing activated carbon. In the early 1960s, Pittsburgh Activated Carbon Company was formed. In the mid-1960s, Calgon Corporation bought the Pittsburgh Activated Carbon facility.
- After an extensive review of existing information and the site visit in 2001, EPA determined that there is no unacceptable human exposure to contamination nor is there any evidence of groundwater contamination caused by the Facility
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 7 pages, 24 KB, About ]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 9 pages, 31 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.
Click on a thumbnail to enlarge the photo)
- The facility is under continued use.
- The EPA is dedicated to providing you with timely and accurate information about our work at this site. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact EPA Project Manager: Paul Gotthold (215) 814-3410.