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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Solid State Scientific Incorporated in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

On July 9, 2002, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and PADEP’s consultants conducted a site visit. The visit consisted of a site tour, and information gathering to assess the current status of the facility. EPA is evaluating the available information to determine if the Environmental Indicators, Current Human Exposures and Migration of Contaminated Water, are under control.  On June 29, 2018, EPA determined Current Human Exposures are under Control , and on July 31, 2018, EPA determined Migration of Contaminated Groundwater is under control.

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Site Description

Interactive map of Solid State Scientific Incorporated, Montgomeryville, PA

The former Solid State Scientific (SSS) facility was located at the corner of Commerce Drive and Enterprise Road in Montgomeryville, Pennsylvania. The facility consisted primarily of three buildings in the Montgomeryville Industrial Park. The facility no longer exists and the property has been subdivided into three properties, which each correspond to one of the SSS buildings. Located at 201 Commerce Drive is SSS Building #1, which is currently privately owned, and operated by Mid-Lands Chemical Company. The HVDC own the SSS Building #2. Ferro, who recently purchased the original tenant EMCA, currently lease this property which is located at 160 Commerce Drive. At 200 Commerce Drive is SSS Building #3, which is currently owned and operated by Moyco. The three properties are located in an industrial park. Neighboring properties are mostly industrial and commercial with some residences in the general vicinity.

The SSS Montgomeryville facility was a semiconductor manufacturing facility that produced large-scale integrated circuits. These circuits were used in watches, clocks, smoke detectors, computers, space and telecommunications, military communications, and various other uses.

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Contaminants at this Facility

The facility was a large quantity hazardous waste generator (LQG) in 1980s.

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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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