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EPA Project Manager
Khai M. Dao
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: (215) 814-5467
PA DEP Project Manager
Mr. James R. Burke
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
Lee Park, Suite 6010
555 North Lane
Conshohocken, PA 19428
Phone: (610) 832-6151
In June 2002, the Worthington Steel (Facility) shut down all operations and sold the property to O’Neil Properties who is currently redeveloping the property into commercial offices and retail stores. The primary contaminant in groundwater at the facility is the cyanide and localized VOCs plumes, which are contained within the site property lines. O’Neil Properties is addressing the groundwater and soil contamination under the Pennsylvania Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (Act 2). The cyanide plume has been defined and stabilized onsite. Localized VOCs groundwater plumes are within the property boundary lines. Ongoing groundwater monitoring will ensure that the cyanide and localized VOCs plumes are stabilized onsite.EPA supports the actions, which the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Agency (PADEP) has taken and those it proposes to take to address environmental conditions at the Facility. Based on currently known information and site conditions, EPA neither plans nor anticipates taking any further corrective actions at the Facility. The investigation and remediation will proceed under the PADEP Act 2 Program. EPA will rely upon PADEP to resolve any current or future closure and corrective action issues associated with the Facility.
The Worthington Steel facility located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The facility is approximately 40 acres and contains 409,216 square feet of production space. In the past the facility processed and manufactured cold-rolled steel and steel products. Land use in the vicinity of the facility is predominantly commercial and industrial. Wyeth Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company, is located upgradient from the facility. Little Valley Creek runs through the northern portion of the site and is fed in part by groundwater coming from the facility.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [ 11 pp, 281, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination -Groundwater Migration [ 11 pp, 281, 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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