Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Brenntag Northeast Incorporated in Oakmont, Pennsylvania
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- Cleanup Status
- Site Description
- Contaminants at this Facility
- Institutional/Engineer Controls
- Land Reuse
- Site Responsibility
On November 9, 2006, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) approved the Final Report for the substances identified in the area (Site) remediated to the non-residential Statewide Health Standard On January 8, 2009, Brenntag Northeast (TCC) provided an environmental covenant to PADEP limiting the Site activity and use to nonresidential. The Site is registered with the Pennsylvania Activity and Use Limitations Registry.
Since the Act2 program approved remedial efforts only on the 1.53-acre Borough property and only to non-residential Statewide Health Standards for groundwater, in June 2014, Michael Baker Jr., Inc. (Baker), under contract to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) through grant funding from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) performed intrusive investigation sampling activities at the facility. All soil and groundwater sample results were below EPA's Industrial and Regional Screening Levels. Therefore, US EPA has determined that groundwater, soil, surface water, sediments, and air media are not known or reasonably suspected to be contaminated above appropriately protective risk-based levels from releases subject to Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action anywhere at, or from, the Facility.
In August 2014, EPA determined that the facility had met both environmental indicators: (1) Current Human Exposures Under Control and (2) Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control and not contaminated above protective risk-based levels. Therefore in September 2014, stated that Corrective Action measures are “complete without controls” in its Corrective Action Statement of Basis.
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The Brenntag Northeast, Inc. facility (Brenntag Northeast or facility) is located at 1085 Allegheny Avenue in Oakmont, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Brenntag Northeast is part of the Brenntag-Group, the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution. The Oakmont branch office is a full line distribution company, servicing western Pennsylvania, northeast Ohio, and northern West.
In 1981, Stinnes Oil and Chemical (SOCO), a German parent company, purchased Textile Chemical which moved the Pittsburgh warehouse to this facility in Oakmont, Pennsylvania. The property was transferred from TCC to Textile Chemical (6.44 acres per Allegheny County tax records; Parce1362-G-364]) on March 31, 1982. TCC stopped production at this facility in November 1981, and the facility was sold to Textile Chemical in March 1982. TCC retained a I. 53-acre parcel (362-G-360), purchased on October 28, 1944, located in the southwest section of the original parcel. On June 29, 1983, Textile Chemical transferred the facility to Brenntag Northeast, Inc. In 1998, the parent company, SOCO, changed its name to Brenntag. In May 2001, Textile Chemical officially changed its name to Brenntag Northeast.
The 1.53-acre parcel is a subject site for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection's (PADEPs) Land Recycling Program (Act 2) remediation. Currently, the 1.53 acre parcel is owned by the Borough of Oakmont.
All soil and groundwater sample results were below EPA's Screening Levels. Therefore, US EPA has determined that groundwater, soil, surface water, sediments, and air media are not known or reasonably suspected to be contaminated above appropriately protective risk-based levels from releases subject to RCRA Corrective Action anywhere at, or from, the Facility.
The need for Institutional Controls has yet to be determined.
The facility is being reused.
RCRA Corrective Action activities at this facility have been conducted under the direction of EPA Region 3.