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

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Cleanup Status

In May 2014, The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has prepared a Statement of Basis (SB) to solicit public comment on its proposed decision for the Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc. (SK) facility located at 5784 Lincoln Highway, Route 30 Stoystown, Shade Township, Somerset County, Pennsylvania, 15563 (Facility). EPA's review of available information indicates that there are no unaddressed releases of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents from the Facility. Based on that assessment, EPA's proposed decision is that no further investigation or cleanup is required. EPA has determined that its proposed decision is protective of human health and the environment and that no further corrective action or land use controls are necessary. 

According to the facility’s Part A hazardous waste permit application, the Facility began operation on May 1, 1975. The Facility operated under interim status, issued July 27, 1981, for the storage of characteristic and listed hazardous wastes (waste mineral spirits, used immersion cleaner and dry cleaning waste) and was considered closed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP or its predecessor) on June 29, 1990.

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Site Description

Interactive map of Safety-Kleen Systems Incorporated, Stoystown, PA

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The Facility was located along the north side of U.S. Route 30, approximately 1.75 miles east of Stoystown. The Facility is in a rural setting, with both commercial and residential structures in the area. 

The Safety-Kleen Corporation (now Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc.) Facility was a treatment, storage, and disposal (TSD) facility located in Stoystown, Pennsylvania.  Safety-Kleen Corporation leased 1-acre from a property owner and operated the former Safety-Kleen Service Center (service center or Facility) as a transfer facility for product and spent/waste solvent between a customer (waste generator) and Safety-Kleen’s off site recycle center.

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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 facility is under continued use.

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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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