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Hazardous Waste Cleanup: Thomas and Betts Corporation in Perkasie, Pennsylvania

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Cleanup Status

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, 2015 , the EPA issued a Final Corrective Action Determination that Corrective Actions are complete with controls.

The Environmental Indicators (EIs) were completed on August 2007. The two EIs are called “Current Human Exposures Under Control” and “Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control.” 

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Site Description

Interactive map of Thomas & Betts Corporation, Perkasie, PA

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The Thomas & Betts (T&B) facility consists of approximately six acres located at Park Avenue and Ridge Road, Perkasie, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. T&B manufactured printed circuit board for approximately 20 years, from 1966 to 1986. The manufacturing processes at the facility included metal plating and solvent cleaning processes.  

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Contaminants at this Facility

Primary contaminant at the Facility includes trichloroethene (TCE) in groundwater.

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Institutional and Engineering Controls at this Facility

Institutional Controls include:

  •  Groundwater use prohibition for any purpose other than monitoring
  •  Restrictions on constructions of any future buildings to include vapor instrusion measures
  •  Installation and maintenance of a pump and water treatment system

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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

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

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