Hazardous Waste Cleanup: PPG Industries Incorporated (Springdale Plant) in Springdale, Pennsylvania
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- Cleanup Status
- Site Description
- Contaminants at this Facility
- Institutional/Engineer Controls
- Land Reuse
- Site Responsibility
On July 1999, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) conducted a site visit. The visit consisted of a facility tour and information gathering to assess the current status of the Facility. No obvious areas of concern were identified during the visit.
After an extensive review of existing information and the site visit, EPA determined that there is no unacceptable human exposure to contamination nor is there any evidence of groundwater contamination caused by the Facility. Furthermore, EPA concludes that there have been no past or current releases that warrant further investigation or corrective action at this Facility at this time. On July 2000, EPA issued a Final Determination that no further corrective actions are necessary at the Facility at this time.
Interactive map of PPG Industries Incorporated (Springdale Plant), Springdale, PAView larger map
The PPG manufacturing facility is adjacent to the PPG Research and Development (R&D) Center facility and together the two facilities occupy approximately 26 acres. Since 1947, Springdale plant has manufactured millions of gallons of paint every year, in batch sizes ranging from one gallon to more than 4,000 gallons. Industrial coatings made at Springdale are factory-applied by manufacturers of a wide range of products. These include recreational goods, such as golf balls and motorcycles; durables such as appliances and furniture; and architectural products, such as the metals used to frame high-rise building windows and curtain walls. Automotive refinish products, duplicating the color, texture and appearance of a car's original finish, are produced at Springdale and used widely in body shops for repair and custom work.
TEPA determined that there is no unacceptable human exposure to contamination nor is there any evidence of groundwater contamination caused by the Facility. Furthermore, EPA concludes that there have been no past or current releases that warrant further investigation or corrective action.
Institutional controls were not required.
The facility is under continued use.
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action activities at this facility have been conducted under the direction of EPA Region 3.