Allegheny Ludlum Corp Latrobe
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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
Phone: (215) 814-5467
A Public Notice has been posted with comment period ending December 28, 2016.
- 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. EPA has determined that both Environmental Indicators for human exposures and groundwater migration are under control. The facility will continue to implement the existing groundwater monitoring program to ensure that groundwater migration will continue to be under control.
- The Teledyne Vasco Company Latrobe facility is located in Derry Township, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, north of the Latrobe City limits. The facility, situated on approximately 80 acres of land, is bordered by woodlands on the northeast and south, and by Route 981 on the west.
- Vasco was founded in 1922 at the current site. Ownership before 1911 is not known. Teledyne Vasco has owned the property and facility since the mid-1960's, when Teledyne bought into Vanadium Alloy Steel Company (VASC). In 1940, Vasco sold 6.5 acres of land in the center of the property to Toyad Company, which manufactures brassiere padding. The Toyad Company has since changed its name to Chestnut Ridge Foam Company.
- From the mid-1960's to 1990's the company has manufactured high-speed tools and specialty steels. Teledyne Vasco did not produce an end product; it fabricated various sizes of rod and wire components used by other companies to manufacture specialty products, such as surgical needles, aircraft landing gear, and missile tools. Finished manufactured products consist of molded ingots and pressed bars.
- In the late-1990's, Allegheny Ludlum Steel Corp. purchased the Vasco facility and changed the name to Allegheny Ludlum Corp Latrobe.
- The Facility is a large quantity hazardous wastes generator and does not treat, store or dispose of hazardous wastes. Hazardous wastes are shipped offsite for proper disposal. Allegheny operates a slag disposal landfill under the P ADEP solid waste disposal permit on the northernmost section of its property. Wastes disposed in the landfill include slag, furnace wastes, old mill flooring, scolls from the bottom of the furnaces, and scale. In recent years, the landfill has become a staging area where wastes generated from the manufacturing process are temporarily stored and
eventually recycled into molded ingots of specific products. Ultimately, the Facility intends to remove and recycle all the wastes and clean close the landfill.
- EPA has determined that the Facility does not create an unacceptable risk to human health nor is there any evidence of adverse groundwater contamination impact to the environment.
- Some of the site’s key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Corrective Action Statement of Basis[PDF, 10 pages, 2.75 MB, About PDF ]
- Corrective Action Long Term Stewardship Report [PDF, 3 pages, 425 KB, About PDF ]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 7 pages, 25 KB, About PDF ]
- 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
Get instructions on how to submit a FOIA request. Additional fee for requests over 100 pages.
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- The facility is in 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. Khai M. Dao (215) 814-5467.