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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Scott Paper Company Plaza in Lester, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

EPA visited the facility and met with company representatives on February 15, 2012.  On July 13, 2012, EPA determined that the Human Health Exposures Environmental Indicator and Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Environmental Indicator have been met. 

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 September 29, 2014 the EPA issued a Final Corrective Action Determination that Corrective Actions are complete without controls.

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Site Description

Interactive map of Scott Paper Company Plaza, Lester, PA

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The facility was located in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.  The property is surrounded by commercial properties and transportation infrastructure.  The facility operated from early 1960 until 1995.  The facility was a paper and paper pulp product research and development facility.  The facility and associated building no longer exist.  The area is open space and parking lots for the International Plaza complex. 

Scott Paper Company owned and operated Scott Plaza since the beginning of its construction in 1961.  Prior to construction, the property was swamp-land.  After the merger with Kimberly-Clark, in October 1995, Scott Paper Company sold Scott Plaza to Koll Bren Scheiber Realty Advisors.

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Contaminants at this Facility

The site is essentially capped with pavement and is surrounded by commercial properties and transportation infrastructures. 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

RCRA Corrective Action activities at this facility have been conducted under the direction of EPA Region 3.

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