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EPA Project Manager
Office of Pennsylvania Remediation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region III
1650 Arch Street
Mail code: 3LC30
Philadelphia, PA 19103-202
Phone: (215) 814-3410
EPA has determined that the cleanup levels are protective of human health and the environment for non-residential land use, and on September 10, 2015 , EPA issued a final corrective action decision with remedy that is continued compliance with the existing environmental covenant to restrict certain uses of Facility land and groundwater.
EPA expects final remedies to return usable groundwater to its maximum beneficial use within a timeframe that is reasonable given the particular circumstances of the project. PADEP has designated the aquifer under the Facility as a non-use aquifer. In addition, monitoring has shown that there are no unacceptable exposures to groundwater by applicable receptors, including receptors outside the property boundary. Also the January 9, 2013 environmental covenant, file # 120791PHI, prohibits the former storage area from being developed for occupied use. Therefore, to limit the potential for exposure to soil vapor, EPA proposes continued compliance with and maintenance of use restrictions as recorded in the environmental covenant.
The Facility is located on a parcel that is approximately 185 feet by 740feet, and consists of a large two story production building. The facility is surrounded by mixed industrial, residential and commercial properties.
The Facility began operations in 1920 and closed in 2007 after being purchased by Sherwin-Williams Company. Historically, MA Bruder produced and packaged a variety of oil-based and water based paints. The Facility is currently owned by Grays LLC. The current and anticipated future use of the property is for warehousing.
The production was done in a large two-story building, which still occupies most of the production area, and an area on the west side of the building that was used for tank and container storage. Industrial operations were closed in December 2007 and the Facility was fully decommissioned in 2008. Decommissioning activities included removal and clean-up of all remaining chemicals and manufacturing materials; including raw materials, tanks, process vessels, piping, etc., as well as the removal of several storage structures.
Contaminants of concern are volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and manganese.
- Some of the site's key documents of interest are accessible below:
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Human Exposures [PDF, 324 KB, 6 page, About PDF]
- Environmental Indicator Determination - Groundwater Migration [PDF, 262 KB, 6 page, 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 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:Paul Gotthold (215) 814-3410.