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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Continental Plastic Containers in Oil City, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

The Corrective Action Final Decision of Complete without Controls became effective February 7, 2012 after a 30-day public comment period.  No further action is required to make the Consolidated Container property suitable for any type of land use.

An Environmental Indicator (EI) inspection was conducted at the facility in June 2004, that included a site visit and a review of facility documentation and prior investigations to determine if human exposures to contamination and migration of contaminated groundwater at the facility are under control.  As a result of this EI inspection and a follow-up visit to the facility in July 2011, EPA determined that both EIs were met at the facility.



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Site Description

Interactive map of Continental Plastic Containers, Oil City, PA

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The 3-acre Consolidated Container facility is located at 15 Mineral Street in Oil City, Venango County, Pennsylvania.  The facility began operations in 1939 as an aluminum can manufacturer. In 1987 the Facility ceased production of aluminum cans and switched to manufacturing plastic containers. From 1987 to the present, the main waste generated is used nonhazardous waste oil. The Facility is currently a Conditionally Exempt Small Quantity Generator, as the only hazardous waste occasionally generated is spent liquid mineral spirits from a parts washer.

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Contaminants at this Facility

Before 1987, when the facility was manufacturing metal cans, solvents and heavy metals were potential contaminants from the manufacturing process; however, no evidence or documentation of any releases or spills was found during inspections of the facility.

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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

    Consolidated Container continues to use the facility to manufacture plastic containers.

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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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