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Superfund Site Report: HAVERTOWN PCP
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Underway

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): The Havertown PCP Site is located in Haverford, Pennsylvania. From 1947 to 1963, National Wood Preservers, Inc., disposed of waste liquids, primarily OIL contaminated with PENTACHLOROPHENOL (PCP), in a well that drained into ground water below the plant. This waste liquid eventually leached into Naylor's Run, a tributary of Cobbs Creek and the Delaware River. In 1976, EPA took emergency action to contain the leaching. In 1973, the State took legal action against National Wood and others in the area to require a cleanup of the wastes. After seven years of litigation, the courts required National Wood to clean up the site. Status (July 1983): The State and National Wood are negotiating a schedule for removing the wastes. Meanwhile, EPA is preparing a Remedial Action Master Plan outlining the investigations needed to determine the full extent of cleanup required at the site. If the State is unsuccessful in obtaining adequate cleanup of the site, EPA will determine what additional measures are required.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Other
    • Recycling (Other than primary operation)
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Underground injection
    • Waste tank - above ground
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The ground water, surface water, and soil are contaminated with PCP, ARSENIC, DIOXINS, VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS), and PETROLEUM HYDROCARBONS. People who accidentally ingest or come in direct contact with contaminated soil, ground water, or surface water may be at risk.

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: No data
    List ground water uses.
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for HAVERTOWN PCP:

    Less Hazard National Average More Hazard
    0%         50%         100%

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
    Ground water migration:
    Air migration:

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    *Note: EPA's Hazard Ranking System is designed to screen and prioritize sites for the Superfund program, based on limited data available at time of listing. These scores are not based on a comprehensive risk assessment of the site and do not reflect conditions after initiation of cleanup work.
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  • Site Information
    Site Name: HAVERTOWN PCP
    EPA ID: PAD002338010
    HAVERFORD TWP., PA 19041
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the HAVERTOWN PCP Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 10
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? No
    Number of past and present PRPs who contributed less than 1% of the waste: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the HAVERTOWN PCP Superfund site.
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