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EPA Project Manager
Mr. Paul Gotthold
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-2029
Phone: (215) 814-3410
- In 1992, six large aboveground tanks containing mineral spirits, naptha, paint thinners and xylene were removed. Soil and groundwater sampling in the area indicated the presence of naptha, mineral spirits and xylene in the groundwater. A soil vapor extraction system was implemented under the direction of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to remediate the area. On September 5, 1997, PADEP approved a post remedial monitoring report, indicating that no further action was required for this area.
- In 1999, EPA performed an Environmental Indicator on-site inspection.
- In 2003, Jamestown completed a Phase II Subsurface Investigation Report
- In 2003, PADEP indicated that the Department would require the submittal of a formal Notice to Remediate (NIR) if Jamestown wanted to pursue an Act 2 (Land and Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act) release of liability. This would be a voluntary action by Jamestown.
- The Facility achieved corrective action complete without controls in July 2008. There are no institutional controls at this time.
- Since 1885, this 9.5 acre Facility has manufactured paints and varnishes. Up until 1971, the Facility used a 50 foot diameter burn pit to dispose of paint related wastes. In 1973, Jamestown removed 6 to 7 feet of contaminated soil from the burn pit, and transported offsite for incineration. The area was backfilled and made into a baseball diamond. A site inspection of the burn pit area was conducted in August 1987 by EPA. Sample locations included the main burn pit area, a process well, and a highway drainage ditch. The EPA inspection concluded that, "There are no expected threats to human health or the environment, based on the contaminants and conditions of exposure."
- There are presently three main waste streams from operations at the Facility, they are solvent based, water based and solids. Wastes are separated, stored and disposed of according to composition. Wastes are stored onsite less than ninety days before being transported off site for disposal. Potential contaminants of concern at the Facility include volatile organic compounds and heavy metals associated with paint related wastes.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 6 pages, 23 KB, About ]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 8 pages, 24 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
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- 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: Mr. Paul Gotthold (215) 814-3410.