Materion Brush Inc.
(Formerly: Brush Wellman Inc.)
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- Corrective Action Status:
Corrective Action Underway
- Human Exposure Controlled: TBA
- Ground Water Controlled: TBA
EPA is currently reviewing the existing environmental information to determine if further investigation and/or corrective action will be required at the site. EPA will first focus on the health and groundwater impacts, if any, presented by the facility. Once EPA completes this review process, an environmental indicator determination will be prepared and posted to this website.
Operations at the site began in 1955 under the name of Penn Precision Company. Brush Wellman purchased Penn Precision in 1957 and has manufactured beryllium-copper alloy strip at the site since 1960. Prior to 1981, Brush Wellman also performed cadmium plating of beryllium-copper string. Depending upon customer specifications, final finishing may include additional steps such as degreasing, salt bathing, strand pickling, and slitting.
PADEP has overseen closure of several tanks and a surface impoundment. Groundwater has historically been impacted by operations at the site. Constituents of concern include nickel, cyanide, cadmium, beryllium and nitrates. As a result of resident’s complaints, Brush Wellman has redrilled several private wells in 1992 and 1999.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Factsheet [PDF, 1 page, 26 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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For more information about EPA’s corrective action webpage, including Environmental Indicators, please visit our site at: www.epa.gov/reg3wcmd/ca/correctiveaction.htm