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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Douglassville Disposal, PA.
CORP Author United States. Environmental Protection Agency.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/ROD/R03-88/041
Stock Number PB89-135305
OCLC Number 21924323
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania--Berks County. ; Douglassville Disposal (Pa.) ; Berks County (Pa.)
Additional Subjects Sites ; Earth fills ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Ground water ; Monitoring ; Contamination ; Waste treatment ; Water wells ; Organic compounds ; Pennsylvania ; Record of Decision ; Superfund ; Berks County(Pennsylvania) ; Douglassville(Pennsylvania)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA ROD/R03-88-041 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/11/2012
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD/R03-88-041 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/11/2009
NTIS  PB89-135305 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 45 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.
The Douglassville Disposal site occupies approximately 50 acres of land in Union Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. It is almost entirely within the 100-year floodplain of the Schuylkill River. In 1941, Berks Associates began recycling lubrication oil at the site; waste solvents were recycled in the 1950s and 1960s. Wastes generated from those recycling processes were stored in onsite lagoons from 1941 until 1972. In November 1970, heavy rains caused the lagoons to overflow and release 1,000,000 - 3,000,000 gallons of wastes down the Schuylkill River. Operations then turned to the practice of refining waste oils for use as fuel in industrial boilers. Beginning in 1979, oily waste sludge from the new recycling process was landfarmed onsite.
"June 1988." EPA/ROD/R03-88/041. PB89-135305. Additional title: Superfund record of decision (EPA Region 3): Douglassville Disposal site, Berks County, Pennsylvania (second remedial action), June 1988.