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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: American Ink and Coatings Corporation in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania

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    Cleanup Status

    Currently a RCRA Corrective Action site investigation is underway.




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    Site Description

    Interactive map of American Ink and Coatings Corporation, Valley Forge, PA

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    The Facility is located on approximately 5 acres of land located adjacent to the Schuylkill River in Phoenixville, Schuylkill Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  The surrounding Land use is primarily residential with a large industrial area located to the Northeast of the facility.  The facility property is within the floodway and 100-year floodplain of Schuylkill River. There are 14 buildings located on site. 

    In 1920 the property was owned by American Lacquers and Solvents.  In 1960 there name was changed to American Inks and Coating Corporation (AIC).  AIC manufactured solvent and water based printing inks until 2006.  In 2006 Delaware Valley Properties bought AIC.

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    Contaminants at this Facility

     American Ink is a large quantity hazardous waste generator (LQG) which include  toulene and other ignitable wastes and barium.

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    Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

      The need for Institutional Controls has not yet been determined.

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      Land Reuse Information at this Facility

      The site is under continued use.

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      Site Responsibility at this Facility

      Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action activities at this facility have been conducted under the direction of EPA Region 3.

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