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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Bucyrus Erie Company in Erie, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

There is no contamination in soil or groundwater at the facility. No further actions are necessary at the facility. EPA's Final Decision of Corrective Action Complete without Controls for the facility became effective July 16, 2010.




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Site Description

Interactive Map of Bucyrus Erie Company in Erie, Pennsylvania

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The Bucyrus-Erie facility consisted of the former 12th Street Foundry and the former Raspberry Street Plant, which were used for the manufacturing and assembly of large construction and mining equipment.

Between 1928 and 1984, the company manufactured construction machinery at the 12th Street Foundry and assembled backhoes and cranes at the construction equipment assembly at the Raspberry Street Plant. In 1986, Bucyrus Company closed the Erie plant.

The former 12th Street Foundry is currently owned by the Perry Ship Building, known as PSB Industries, and is used for steel fabrication and constructing bulk-carrier lake freighters. The Rasberry Plant is currently a boiler factory owned and operated by Reiley Power Inc.

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Contaminants at this Facility

In the maufacturing process, various solvents were used and stored, including: toluene, isopropanol, xylene, butyl-acetate, and 1,1,1-trichloroethane.

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

    Institutional Controls  were not required at the site.

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    Land Reuse Information at this Facility

    The facility 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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