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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Safety-Kleen Systems Incorporated in Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

The Facility is an active hazardous waste storage facility operating under a Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) Permit for Hazardous Waste Storage and Treatment No. PAD981736143 issued June 2, 2004. That permit subjects the Facility to closure requirements for the currently operating hazardous waste container storage areas and tanks to address any unknown or possible future releases. The 2.4-acre service center was designed to facilitate the handling (accumulation) and storage of the wastes (transfer station) resulting from the services offered by Safety-Kleen. The services include parts cleaner waste (mineral spirits and immersion cleaner), dry cleaner waste (filter cartridges, powder residue, and still bottoms), and paint waste (thinners and paints) collection/recovery.

EPA and Michael J. Baker Inc. visited the Facility on November 13,2013, as part of the Environmental Indicator (EI) process and to document the findings of the releases described above. Based upon this Facility visit and information in the EI Inspection Report, EPA considers the spills and releases to have been remediated appropriately and protection of human health and
the environment to have been achieved.

On September 29,2014, the EPA has determined, based on available information, that there are no unaddressed releases of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents from the facility. Therefore, no further investigation or remediation is required.

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Site Description

Interactive Map of Safety-Kleen Systems Incorporated, Johnstown, Pennsylvania

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The Facility is located in the Johnstown Industrial Park. The area is zoned for light industrial use. North and west of the property are large warehouse facilities. Immediately north, east and south of the facility is open and wooded land.

Property for the Facility was purchased on December 23, 1986 from Richland Township . This service center replaced the Safety-Kleen service center formerly located in Stoystown, Pennsylvania, and serves customers in the same geographic region. Safety-Kleen moved their Stoystown operations to Johnstown on April 23, 1988.

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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

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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