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Case Summary: EPA Recovers $1.776 Million for Cleanup Costs at the Strube, Inc. Superfund Site

On February 26, 2014, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania approved a cost recovery consent decree for more than $1.7 million that resolves the liability of Strube, Inc., Donald C. Dallmeyer, and the Estate of Craig E. Dallmeyer (Settling Defendants), in connection with the Strube, Inc. Superfund Site in Lancaster County, Penn.

Under the consent decree, Strube paid $80,000, and Donald C. Dallmeyer and the Estate of Craig E. Dallmeyer paid $175,000, to settle claims under section 107(a) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, Liability (CERCLA, commonly referred to as Superfund). In addition, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will receive a payment of $1.5 million from the United States, paid from the Department of the Treasury’s Judgment Fund, on behalf of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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Information about the Strube, Inc.

Strube, Inc., is a privately held small business incorporated in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. By the early 1970s the company had become one of the dominant U.S. suppliers of military surplus aircraft instruments and instrument components.

Information about the Strube, Inc. Superfund Site

In January 2009 EPA completed its oversight and removal of radioactive materials from eight warehouses located on seven properties in Lancaster County, Penn. The seven properties that comprised the site are owned by Strube, Inc., and were used to store over 58 million military aircraft instruments and other related items. Over 400,000 instruments in the warehouses contained or were contaminated with radium-226, mercury and mercury containing devices, cesium source material, and miscellaneous parts containing thorium-232.

Contact Information

For more information contact

Manuel Ronquillo
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20460

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