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Superfund Site Report: EAST TENTH STREET
 
 
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  • Site Description
    Stage of Clean-up: Emergency Removal of Contaminants / Remedial Assessment Not Begun

    The East Tenth Street site is located on a 36-acre parcel of land in an industrialized area of Marcus Hook, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. American Viscose Co. purchased the property in 191 0 for the manufacture of rayon. In 1958, cellophane production r eplaced rayon production. FMC Corp. bought the property in 1963 and continued production until 1977. Marcus Hook Business and Co mmerce Center obtained the property in 1986 and sold or leased ma ny parcels and buildings. The site is currently divided into 23 lots. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (PA D ER), EPA, and the potentially responsible parties have conducted numerous environmental assessments of the site since 1979. Durin g an April 1988 investigation, PA DER found employees excavating an underground solvent storage tank farm consisting of 30 tanks and disposing of the contents on the ground. FMC emptied the tank s of solvents and refilled them with water before vacating the pr operty. Samples of soil and discharge water revealed significant levels of organic contaminants. In October 1990, an environmental assessment report of the s ite was prepared. Visual observations revealed the presence of t anks, leaking transformers, and ASBESTOS within and outside of bu ildings.  More...
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  • Threats and Contaminants
    Samples of ground water and soil revealed numerous VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOCS) and inorganic contaminants. The soil also is contaminated with PCBS, ASBESTOS, HEAVY METALS, and other organic contaminants. EPA discovered a sludge-filled tunnel located on one of the lots that is contaminated with CHLOROFORM, CADMIUM, and MERCURY. Sediments in the adjacent Marcus Hook Creek are contaminated with PCBS. Touching or ingesting contaminated ground water, soils, surface water, or sediments poses a health risk.


    Contaminants Detected

      Ground
    Water
    Surface
    Water
    Air Soil Other
    1,1,2,2-TETRACHLOROETHANE    X
    1,2,4-TRICHLOROBENZENE X X 
    1,4-DICHLOROBENZENE X X 
    ANTIMONY X X 
    ANTIMONY COMPOUNDS X X 
    ASBESTOS (FRIABLE) X X 
    BARIUM X X 
    CADMIUM X X 
    CHROMIUM X X 
    CYANIDE COMPOUNDS X X 
    LEAD X X 
    MERCURY X X 
    POLYCHLORINATED BIPHENYLS X X 


    Groundwater and Drinking Water

    Were drinking water wells shut down due to contamination? No data
    Are drinking water wells potentially threatened? No data
     
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  • Pre-Cleanup Rankings
    EPA Hazard Ranking System scores for EAST TENTH STREET:

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

    Overall site:
    Surface water migration:
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    Rank Superfund sites in the U.S., PENNSYLVANIA, or in DELAWARE 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
    Site Name: EAST TENTH STREET
    EPA ID: PAD987323458
    Address: 201 EAST 10TH STREET
    MARCUS HOOK, PA 19061
    Other Names: FMC CORP - MARCUS HOOK PLT
      MARCUS HOOK *
      STRATH HAVEN
    Site Ownership: Private
    Category of Site: Manufacturing Plant
    Date of Proposed Listing on the NPL: January 18, 1994
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  • Potentially Responsible Party (PRP) Involvement
    Number of PRPs currently associated with this site: 0

    List Potentially Responsible Parties identified by U.S. EPA as associated with the EAST TENTH STREET Superfund site.
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