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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Safety-Kleen Systems Incorporated (2-139-02) in Malvern, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

Consistent with EPA's February 2003 document, Final Guidance on Completion of Corrective Action Activities at Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Facilities (reference 68 FR 8757), EPA made a final determination of "Corrective Action Complete without Controls" for the Safety Kleen, Incorporated facility on June 16, 2007. The final remedy of "Corrective Action Complete without Controls" for the Safety Kleen, Incorporated means that Corrective Action is complete and no land use controls are required for the facility.

The Environmental Indicators (EIs) were completed on March 7, 2007. The two EIs are called "Current Human Exposures Under Control" and "Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control." The EIs completed reflect the decision of No Further Action and have status codes of "Yes, Under Control" for both.

Groundwater monitoring was performed beginning in December, 1991, and ending in March, 1994. The Summary Groundwater Quality Assessment and Closure Report indicated, and a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) letter agreed, that the contaminants of concern had declined to an acceptable level and Safety Kleen no longer had to conduct groundwater activities at the facility.

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Site Description

Interactive Map of Safety-Kleen Systems Incorporated (2-139-02), Malvern, Pennsylvania

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The site is the location of a former sales office and warehouse for Safety Kleen, Inc., located on the northern portion of an approximately one-acre lot at 147 West King Street, Malvern, Chester County, Pennsylvania. The facility was used as a distribution and collection center for solvents, cleaning solutions, and related products used in small parts cleaning. The property was leased to Safety Kleen from 1977 until 1988. The building was a machine shop before it was leased to Safety Kleen. The facility is currently operational as an auto-parts supply center.

Safety Kleen closed the facility in 1994 under a PADER-approved closure plan. Closure included excavation of approximately 1,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil. The soils were removed from the gravel parking lot east of the building, where Safety Kleen used four underground storage tanks (USTs) at various intervals of the site's history, and the areas designated as dump-and-fill areas no. two and no. one. These dump-and-fill areas, no. two and no. one respectively, were a metal storage shed outside the main building on the northeastern corner and the initial area detached from the building, approximately 30 feet east of the final dump-and-fill area.

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Contaminants at this Facility

No contaminants above levels of concern exist at the facility.

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

Institutional Controls were not required at the facility. 

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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 with assistance from PADEP.

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