Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed
Conditions at proposal (June 24, 1988): The A.I.W. Frank Corp. (AIW)/Mid-County Mustang Site covers 16 acres in Exton, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Originally farmland, the area is undergoing rapid development to a residential, commercial, and light industrial area. During 1962-81, AIW produced styrofoam cups and plates and used TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE) and 1,1,1-TRICHLOROETHANE (1,1,1-TCEA) to clean its machinery. The operation covers 15 acres at 717 East Lincoln Highway. Continental Refrigerator Corp. acquired the property in 1981 when AIW went bankrupt. Continental manufactures refrigerators, freezers, and warming cabinets for the institutional and food service industry. Investigations by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (PA DER) indicate that AIW handled and disposed of solvents improperly. In early 1983, a consultant to the company found that an on-site monitoring well was contaminated with TCE, TETRACHLOROETHYLENE (PCE), and 1,1,1-TCEA. The Mid-County Mustang facility covers less than 1 acre at 891 East Lincoln Highway adjacent to the western boundary of AIW. More...
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