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Superfund Site Report: BLOSENSKI LANDFILL
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Construction Completed

    Conditions at listing (December 1982): Blosenski Landfill, now inactive, covers 20 acres in West Caln Township, outside of Coatesville, Pennsylvania. While in operation in the 1970s, the site, which is privately owned, reportedly disposed of industrial and chemical wastes along with demolition and municipal wastes. Sampling of on-site wells shows that TRICHLOROETHYLENE has entered ground water, along with other organic and inorganic chemicals. Status (July 1983): Private wells were sampled in May 1983, and the results will show if contamination has moved off-site. Pennsylvania has taken a number of enforcement actions against the landfill operator, but the site has not been satisfactorily cleaned up. EPA is planning a remedial investigation/feasibility study to determine the type and extent of contamination at the site and identify alternatives for remedial action. When the work is completed, EPA will negotiate with the responsible parties regarding cleanup of the site.

    Sources of Contamination:
    • Dumping - unauthorized
    • Landfarm/land treatment facility
    • Landfill
    • Storage - drums/containers of waste
    • Waste pile
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    The ground water and surface water contain VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) including BENZENE, VINYL CHLORIDE, and CHLOROFORM from former disposal practices. These compounds, as well as HEAVY METALS such as MERCURY and ARSENIC, also were detected in monitoring and residential wells on and surrounding the site. VOCS, polyaromatic HYDROCARBONS (PAHS), and HEAVY METALS have been detected in soils on-site.  More...

    Contaminants Detected

    Air Soil Other

    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? Yes
    Population served by the wells now shut down: 101 - 500
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? Yes
    Population served by the threatened wells: No data
    Aquifer discharges into: A drinking water aquifer
    Population served by water wells in the aquifer: No data
    List ground water uses.
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for BLOSENSKI LANDFILL:

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

    Overall site:
    Ground water migration:
    Air migration:

    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., PENNSYLVANIA, or in CHESTER County by EPA Hazard Ranking Scores.

    *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
    EPA ID: PAD980539985
    Address: RTE 340
    WEST CALN TWP, PA 19376
    Site Ownership: Other
    Category of Site: Landfill
    Date of Final Listing on the NPL: September 08, 1983
    List Standard Industrial Classifications (SIC) associated with current and past activities at the BLOSENSKI LANDFILL Superfund site.
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 48
    Hazardous waste received from off-site generators/transporters? Yes
    Number of owners/operators which are also municipalities: 0

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