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

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Cleanup Status

EPA Region 3 has determined that Corrective Action is complete and no land use controls are required (Corrective Action Complete without Controls) for the Facility. A public notice was posted in The Bucks County Courier Times newspaper on June 12, 2009 and was followed by a thirty (30)-day comment period that ended on July 12, 2009. The Final Decision and Response to Comments became effective July 16, 2009.

The Environmental Indicators (EIs) were completed on June 18, 2009. The two EIs are called "Current Human Exposures Under Control" and "Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control." The EIs completed reflect the decision of Corrective Action Complete without Controls and have status codes of “Yes, Under Control” for both. 

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Site Description

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

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The Facility was located at Building PP 9, River Road, Tullytown Borough, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The Facility was a leased building on an approximately 0.5 acre of land. The Facility operated from May 1974 to April 1992. When operational, the Facility was a transfer station for the distribution of fresh solvent products and collection of used solvent wastes. Used mineral spirits were stored in a 12,000-gallon underground storage tank (UST). The on- and off-loading of fresh and used mineral spirits occurred at a return/fill dock area (wet dumpster). And a storage area for waste-containing drums was located in an aboveground brick building.

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Contaminants at this Facility

Some concentrations of contaminants will remain in the groundwater at the Facility above  levels appropriate for residential and domestic uses. In the event that a well were to be installed, the Bucks County Department of Health requires water analysis under its Rules And Regulations Governing Individual Residential Water Supply Systems And Construction Specifications Exitwhich became effective March 1, 2007. The regulations will prevent exposure to Chlorobenzene if wells are installed in the proximity of the Facility. Groundwater use in this area is unlikely however since, even though it is not an ordinance or restriction, the Borough of Tullytown strongly discourages the installation of drinking water wells based on a conversation with the Borough Coordinator on March 17, 2009. Considering these conditions together, EPA has determined that the concentrations of the contaminant remaining in the groundwater does not pose a threat to human health or the environment.

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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 with assistance from Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.

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