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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Saint Marys Metal Finishing Incorporated in Saint Marys, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) visited the St. Marys Metal Finishing Inc. facility and met with company representatives on October 21, 2008. On September 29, 2014, EPA determined that the Human Health Exposures Environmental Indicator has been met, and on May 15, 2019, EPA determined that the Groundwater Migration Environmental Indicator has been met.



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Site Description

Interactive Map of Saint Marys Metal Finishing Incorporated, Saint Marys, Pennsylvania

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The facility is a metals finishing company located at 1057 Trout Run Road in St. Marys, Benzinger Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania. The facility is located on a 1.37 acre parcel. The facility has been in operation at its present location since 1971. St. Marys Metal Finishing (SMMF) is an active metal treatment facility that applies functional plating on small parts for industrial and automotive applications. SMMF conducts three kinds of plating operations: plastic impregnation to prepare parts made from powdered metal for further plating; electronic zinc plating to rust proof and improve the part’s appearance; and electroless zinc phosphate plating to give the parts a grainy coating, so it can hold oil or paint. Hazardous wastes generated at the facility include cadmium waste (D006), chromium waste (D007), spent halogenated solvent (F002), sludge from electroplating operations (F006), spent cyanide plating bath solution (F007), and cyanide plating bath residue (F008).

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Contaminants at this Facility

Trichlorethylene (TCE) in groundwater is a primary concern.

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

The need for Institutional Controls is yet to be determined.  

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Land Reuse Information at this Facility

The site 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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