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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.
PECO Energy Co. purchased the entire 7.8-acre property from the Atlantic Richfield Company in 1976. PECO originally purchased the property for future use. The site would be used for a PECO substation if future electrical demands in the area were to increase. To date, PECO has not had the need to construct a substation at the site.
In November 1989, PECO leased the property to Colonial Salvage and Scrap Company for use as a disposal/storage area for construction debris, demolition debris, scrap metal, roll-offs, and truck trailers. On May 5, 1990, EPA conducted an inspection of a portion of the property in response to illegal dumping reported by the Philadelphia Fire Department. During the 1990 inspection the site was found to contain trucks, trailers, roll-off dumpsters, scrap metals, refuse piles, tire piles, and other miscellaneous equipment including two dumpsters containing drums of material. Approximately 50-60 drums of unknown material were located in and around the two roll-offs at the site. EPA observed material leaking from the drums and the roll-offs to the ground. Air monitoring conducted by EPA, in and near the drums, indicated the presence of organic vapors as high as 580 parts per million (ppm). Field testing for chlorinated compounds identified their presence in one of the drums. On May 11, 1990 EPA issued an Administrative Order to PECO which required PECO to conduct certain removal actions at the site.
The initial area of concern was approximately 5.1 acres on the south and west ends of the property. An additional area of approximately 1.2 acres, bound by a chain-link fence, was later added to the initial area. PECO conducted a soils investigation and clean-up of the areas. in 1992, EPA issued a memo that considered the Penrose Ave. Site Administrative Order # III-90-30-DC closed.
- 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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