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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Geisinger OSW (Formerly: Gesinger Health Systems) in Danville, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

EPA has evaluated the data for this site and reports from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) showing that all past releases of hazardous waste or hazardous material have been remediated and no further action is necessary. On November 1, 2000, EPA began a Public Comment period for the proposal that no further Corrective Action is needed at Aldan. The comment period ended on December 18, 2000 and EPA did not receive any comments. On December 20, 2000, EPA issued a Final Determination that no further corrective actions are necessary at the Facility at this time.

In January 1987, the former owner, TRW, Incorporated retained a consulting firm to conduct a hydrogeologic investigation to identify areas of environmental concern. An assessment revealed contaminated soils beneath the waste oil storage area and machine cleaning operations area. Monitoring wells revealed some groundwater impact. Under the cleanup, 265 cubic yards of soil were removed. The groundwater only required monitoring for one year. On February 11, 1988, TRW's consultant submitted a final report documenting completion of the site remediation. A recent review of the January 1988 report entitled "Soil Removal and Disposal Project" confirms the results of the analyses in the report and shows that all contaminants tested were below the current Statewide Health Standards established by Pennsylvania's Land Recycling and Environmental Remediation Standards Act (Act 2).

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Site Description

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The Aldan Industries, Incorporated Facility in Mahoning Township, Pennsylvania is an engineered coated fabrics manufacturing plant in business since August 1, 1997 and is currently subject to conditionally exempt small quantity generator regulations. Aldan Industries, Inc. has not generated any hazardous waste to date.

Prior to Aldan Industries Inc. acquiring the site, TRW, Incorporated and Textron, Incorporated owned and operated manufacturing facilities at this location. These companies manufactured jet engine components.

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Contaminants at this Facility

 Contaminants generated included halogenated solvents, wastewater treatment sludge, and chromium and lead containing wastes.

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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 being reused.

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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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