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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Delbar Products, Incorporated in Perkasie, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

After the soil and groundwater investigations, at the Facility, the final remedy is complete and consists of institutional controls to eliminate exposures to any contamination remaining on-site. These controls require a deed notice notifying environmental conditions at the Facility and attainment of Act 2 residential standard for chromium in soil and Act 2 standards for indoor air if the Facility were ever developed for residential use. EPA's Final Decision of Corrective Action Complete with Controls for the Facility became effective on September 26, 2007.




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Site Description

Interactive map of Delbar Products, Incorporated, Perkasie, PA

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The Delbar facility consists of approximately three acres located at 601 West Spruce Street in Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Delbar has manufactured truck mirrors since 1948. The manufacturing processes at the facility include stamping, pressing, degreasing, and painting metal tubes and sheets. Primary contaminants at the Facility include chromium in soil and trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and trichloroethane (TCA) in groundwater. As volatile organic compounds, PCE, TCA and TCE have the potential to migrate from groundwater in the vapor phase and impact indoor air quality. EPA terms this phenomenon "vapor intrusion" and all Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) cleanups require an evaluation of this pathway. A vapor intrusion risk assessment conducted by Delbar revealed that the levels of indoor vapor are protective of human health and the environment under current land use.

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Contaminants at this Facility

Primary contaminants at the Facility include chromium in soil and trichloroethylene (TCE), tetrachloroethylene (PCE), and trichloroethane (TCA) in groundwater.

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

    Institutional Controls , enforced via an environmental covenant include:

    • The Property use shall be limited to non-residential uses.
    • Groundwater use shall be prohibited.
    • The concrete floor of the building shall remain in place unless the EPA approves otherwise in writing.   
    • The annual inspection of the concrete floor of the building to ensure that the integrity of the floor is maintained.
    • The maintenance of the water treatment system treating the groundwater.

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    Land Reuse Information at this Facility

    The site is being reused.

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    Site Responsibility at this Facility

    RCRA Corrective Action activities at this facility have been conducted under the direction of EPA Region 3.

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