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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Spectrum Control Incorporated (Formerly: AMP) in Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

EPA conducted a thorough site inspection of the facility, and evaluated past and current environmental cleanup activities, current operating procedures, and environmental monitoring data. Based on this evaluation, EPA believes that the current clean-up action was properly addressing contamination at the facility.

In September 2000 respectively, EPA determined that the Human Health Exposures Under Control and the Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Environmental Indicators had been met. On April 9, 2001 the EPA issued a Final Corrective Action Determination that Corrective Actions are complete without controls.

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Site Description

Interactive Map of Spectrum Control Incorporated, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania

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Spectrum Controls, Inc. manufactures and assembles electronic filters. The facility was formerly owned by AMP Corporation, which sold to Spectrum in March 1999. Groundwater is contaminated from past leaks. The groundwater contaminant plume is contained on site. On-site groundwater is not used for any purpose. In 1995, TYCO Electronics began a groundwater clean-up by installing and operating a pump and treat system.

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Contaminants at this Facility

groundwater contaminant plume contains 1,1-Dichloroethene (1,1-DCE) and 1,1,1-Trichloroethane (1,1,1-TCA) above protective screening levels. The contamination was confined to the facility area, centered around recovery well (RW-2).

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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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