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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Bally groundwater contamination, PA /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Emergency and Remedial Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/ROD/R03-89/070
Stock Number PB90-122441
OCLC Number 22835148
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania. ; Bally groundwater contamination (Pa.) ; Berks County (Pa.)
Additional Subjects Sites ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Water supply ; Ground water ; Monitoring ; Contamination ; Waste treatment ; Water wells ; Manufacturing ; Solvents ; Organic compounds ; Toluene ; Chloromethane ; Carbinols ; Record of Decision ; Superfund ; Berks County(Pennsylvania) ; Philadelphia(Pennsylvania)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA ROD/R03-89-070 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/11/2012
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD/R03-89-070 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/11/2009
NTIS  PB90-122441 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 88 p.
The Bally Ground Water site is a municipal water supply well field in the Borough of Bally in Berks County, near the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Since the 1930s degreasing solvents containing methylene chloride, TCA, methanol, toluene, and TCE have been used in manufacturing at the plant. One of the plant's facilities includes a drum storage area which contains empty drums, waste oil, and spent degreasers. A 1982 State water quality check identified the plant as a source of VOC contamination in Bally's municipal wells. Results of additional ground water contamination studies indicated that 19 of 35 wells sampled, contained detectable levels of VOCs. Currently a plume of VOC-contaminated ground water extends from the plant to the east and northeast. The selected remedial action for this site includes abandoning appropriate wells in the attainment area; pumping and treatment of ground water from Municipal Well No. 3 by air stripping with either vapor phase carbon, regenerable vapor phase carbon, or vapor phase catalytic oxidation, followed by discharging treated water to an adjacent stream or into the municipal potable water system.
"June 1989." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "PB90-122441." "EPA/ROD/R03-89/070."