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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Khai M. Dao
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Mr. Richard D. Marttala
230 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335
Phone: (814) 332-6848
In August of 1999, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) conducted a site visit. The visit consisted of a facility tour, and information gathering to assess the current status of the facility. After additional ground water and surface water samples were collected, EPA determined that both Environmental Indicators for human exposures and groundwater migration are under control. The facility will continue to sample surface water along Breakneck Creek and onsite groundwater wells for boron to ensure that human exposures will continue to be under control.
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Concast Metal Products
The facility is approximately 45 acres in size and is located in Mars, PA. Presently, the facility castes semi-finished copper alloys in the form of bars, tubes and other shapes by remelting scrap metals. The manufacturing process involves the use of continuous casting furnaces. The furnaces are hooded to collect fumes and dust, which are vented to a baghouse along the west wall of the main building. The dust contains approximately four percent zinc. From the baghouse the dust is collected in reinforced plastic bags. Once the bags are full, they are stored at a less than 90-day storage area before they are shipped off-site for metal reclamation. Generated waste water is treated at the on-site water treatment plant and discharges to Breakneck Creek in accordance with the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)..
Primary contaminants at the facility include fuel oil constituents and heavier petroleum constituents from previous asphalt releases. Since prior asphalt spills have immediately hardened and been scraped off any surfaces, it is unlikely that any residual asphalt remaining would present a risk to workers or any other receptor. Residual levels of fuel oil constituents in subsurface soil are not expected to adversely affect potential receptors such as construction workers that may be exposed to contamination in subsurface soil.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis [ 12 pp, 690 KB, About PDF]
- Enviromental Convenant - Deed Restriction[ 8 pp, 409 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [ 7 pp, 23 KB, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [ 8 pp, 25 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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The facility is under continued use.