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

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Cleanup Status

The Environmental Indicators (EIs) were completed on October 29, 2014. 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".

The facility has completed the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) corrective action requirements and a Statement of Basis has been completed and a public notice has been issued by EPA.  The Agency has determined, based on available information, that there are no unaddressed releases of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents from the facility. On April 10, 2015, the EPA issued a Final Corrective Action Determination that Corrective Actions are complete without controls.

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Site Description

Interactive Map of Safety-Kleen Systems Incorporated in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania

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Operations at this facility began on August 1, 1988. The Facility serves Allegheny County and replaced the former Clairton facility. Safety-Kleen provides solvent distribution, collection, and reclamation services to companies primarily engaged in automobile repair, industrial maintenance, and dry cleaning. Under hazardous waste permit No. PAD982576258, the Facility stores hazardous waste in containers and one aboveground storage tank (AST) (15,000 gallons to store waste (spent) mineral spirit [parts washer] solvent) and also functions as an in-transit storage (ten-day) Facility for various small quantities of hazardous and residual wastes. The in-transit wastes are stored in the in-transit waste storage area or a truck trailer. The Facility is a large quantity generator of hazardous waste, primarily consisting of spent parts washer solvents, spent immersion cleaner, dry cleaning wastes, and paint wastes.

The Facility is situated on one 2.83-acre parcel (Parcel A). Originally, a second parcel (Parcel B) located directly south of Parcel A was owned by the Facility. Parcel B was sold in 2004. No facility operations were conducted on Parcel B. The property is zoned for industrial use. The property is rectangular in shape with the shorter side along Noble Drive. A large metal warehouse is located in the northern central portion of the property. An asphalt driveway/parking circles the warehouse, with a large parking lot located south and a smaller parking lot located northeast of the building. A loading dock is located on the southwest side of the warehouse. A blind sump is located adjacent to the dock, underneath the in-transit trailer. An AST farm is located southeast of the warehouse. Eleven ASTs (the number of ASTs varied during facility operations) are currently located in the AST farm. The fill/removal areas for the ASTs are contained within metal boxes. The AST farm was very clean.

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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 in continued use.

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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.

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