Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Crane Company (Formerly: Chempump Division of Teikoku USA) in Warrington, Pennsylvania
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- Cleanup Status
- Site Description
- Contaminants at this Facility
- Institutional/Engineer Controls
- Land Reuse
- Site Responsibility
An Environmental Indicator (EI) inspection was conducted in July 2008, to determine whether human exposures to contamination and the migration of contaminated groundwater were under control.
EPA sets national goals to measure progress toward meeting the nation 's major environmental goals. For Corrective Action, EPA evaluates two key environmental indicators for each facility: (1) current human exposures under control and (2) migration of contaminated groundwater under control. The EPA has determined that the Facility met the migration of contaminated groundwater under control indicator on May 24, 2017. The EPA has determined that the Facility met the current human exposures under control indicator on May 24, 201 7. In May 2017, EPA completed an evaluation of available information and issued "Yes" determinations for "Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control" and "Current Human Exposures Under Control ' Els. EPA Environmental Indicators are a point in time means of evaluating and reporting on the acceptability of current site conditions (i.e., they are interim milestones and not final remedy or site closure goals).
EPA's review of available information indicates there are no unaddressed releases of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents from the Facility. Based on that assessment, EPA's proposed decision is that no further investigation or cleanup is required. A Corrective Action Statement of Basis was issued in May 2017.
Interactive map of Crane Company (Formerly: Chempump Division of Teikoku USA), Warrington, PAView larger map
Crane’s Chempump Division began operations on June 25, 1961, as a manufacturing facility of industrial and custom-made chemical pumps. The manufacturing process involved the design, assembly, painting, and distribution of the chemical pumps. It is unknown what types or how wastes were handled from 1961 to 1980.
The Chempump Facility, encompasses approximately 10.6 acres of land in Warrington, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. From 1961 through 2003, the Facility operated at this address as the Chempump Division ofCrane Company, a manufacturer of industrial and custom-made chemical pumps. Teikoku USA (a subsidiary ofTeikoku Electric Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of Japan) purchased Crane's Chempump Division in March 2003, and operated at the Site through 2004. Chempump's manufacturing operations were relocated to 959 Mearns Road, Warminster, Pennsylvania in November 2004. The Facility was sold to Penn' s Grant Realty (represented by Doylestown Real Estate) in November 2004.
The facility was a hazardous waste treatment storage and disposal facility for spent non-halogenated solvents.
There are no unaddressed releases of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents from the Facility, so Institutional and Engineering Controls were not required.
The facility is being reused. There is currently one large building located on the 175 Titus Avenue property. This building is divided into three (3) leased tenant spaces and utilized for production, storage, and office purposes.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action activities at this facility have been conducted under the direction of EPA Region 3.