Hazardous Waste Cleanup:Versum Materials LLC (Formerly: Air Products and Chemicals Incorporated) in Allentown, Pennsylvania
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- Cleanup Status
- Site Description
- Contaminants at this Facility
- Institutional/Engineer Controls
- Land Reuse
- Site Responsibility
The Air Products and Chemicals Inc. facility received a Final Decision for No Further Action (NFA) from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on September 23, 1992. The decision to issue an NFA at the Facility was due to: (1) results of an integrity assessment required in the Corrective Action Permit suggested that there was no need for further sampling and (2) the analytical results of soil samples taken during a Verification Investigation showed that the levels of contamination present were far below EPA criteria for remedial action. Therefore, there is no threat to human health or the environment.
The Environmental Indicators (EIs) were completed on May 13, 2008, to satisfy agency obligations for public awareness because the EI forms were developed after the Final Decision. The two EIs are called "Current Human Exposures Under Control" and "Migration of Contaminated Groundwater Under Control." The EIs completed reflect the decision of No Further Action and have status codes of "Yes, Under Control" for both.
Interactive map of Air Products & Chemicals Incorporated, Allentown, PAView larger map
The facility located at 7201 Hamilton Boulevard is Air Products & Chemicals Incorporated's Corporate Headquarters. It is situated on approximately 150 acres of land in Allentown (near Trexlertown) Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County, PA. The Corporate Headquarters consists of administrative facilities, Research and Development (R and D) facilities, the Lehigh District Gas Sales facility, and other smaller superfluous buildings.
Most of the hazardous waste generated at this facility is related to small scale R and D experiments. All hazardous waste generated is stored in drums or lab packed and regularly shipped off-site to a permitted treatment and disposal facility.
EPA has determined that the Facility met there is no contamination problem that creates an unacceptable risk to human health nor is there any evidence of adverse groundwater contamination impact to the environment.
Institutional Controls were not required at the site.
The facility is under continued use.
The Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) Corrective Action activities at this facility have been conducted under the direction of EPA Region 3.