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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Factory Grinding Services (Formerly: Capital Parts Washers Incorporated) in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

The Corrective Action Final Decision of  "Complete without Controls" became effective July 1, 2015 after a 30-day public comment period.  No further action is required to make the facility suitable for any type of land use.

An Environmental Indicator inspection was performed at the facility in July 2011 that summarized prior operations and investigations that occurred throughout the facility’s history.  Several areas of concern were identified in the Environmental Indicator (EI) inspection.  Each of these areas was properly closed in 1996 in accordance with a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP)-approved closure plan.  Present operations at the facility are unrelated to past operations and are non-hazardous.  EPA determined that both environmental indicators were met in September 2013.



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Site Description

Interactive Map of Factory Grinding Services Lewisberry, Pennsylvania

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Capital Lubricants Company, operating across the street at 569 Industrial Drive, purchased the 2.5-acre facility in 1985 for the parts washing division of their company.  The facility had previously been used as a distribution center for a paper company since 1972.  In 1991, Capital Lubricants Company sold their parts washing division, and the facility was renamed Capital Parts Washers.  The facility continued to reclaim solvents, paint thinner, and carburetor cleaner primarily for the automotive service industry until 1996, when the facility ceased operations and was properly closed under PADEP oversight.  In 1997, the facility was purchased by East Coast Food Equipment (also known as Factory Grinding Services), a distributor of food service products.

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Contaminants at this Facility

Primary contaminants at the facility include volatile organic compounds from prior solvent reclamation activities and leaks from underground storage tanks.  Soil and groundwater had been impacted by these contaminants; however, remedial efforts coupled with the PADEP-approved closure of the facility suggest that contamination has been reduced to acceptable levels.

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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

    Since 1997 the facility has been used by Factory Grinding Services as a food service product distribution center and a cutlery grinding service center.

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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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