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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Douglassville, PA /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1985
Report Number EPA/ROD/R03-85/016
Stock Number PB86-172541
OCLC Number 23125564
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania. ; Douglassville (Pa.) ; Berks County (Pa.)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Sites ; Licenses ; Leaching ; Soils ; Ground water ; Solid waste disposal ; Industrial wastes ; Pennsylvania ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; Land reclamation ; Berks County(Pennsylvania)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA ROD/R03-85-016 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 08/06/2012
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD/R03-85-016 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/11/2009
NTIS  PB86-172541 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 43 p.
The Douglassville Disposal Site occupies approximately 50 acres of land along the southern bank of the Schuylkill River in southeastern Berks County, Union Township, Pennsylvania. Site operations included lubricating oil recycling in 1941 and waste solvents recycling in the 1950's and 1960's. Wastes generated from these operations were stored in several lagoons located in the northern half of the site until 1972. In November 1970, ten days of heavy rain caused the lagoons to overflow and breach safety dikes releasing 2-3 million gallons of wastes. The dikes were repaired and a Federal decree was issued stating that no more waste material was to be stored in the lagoons. Actions were also initiated to dispose of remaining waste materials. Before the action could be carried out, tropical storm Agnes caused the Schuylkill River to overflow its banks and inundate the entire site. An estimated 6 to 8 million gallons of wastes were released and carried downstream by floodwaters for about 15 miles.
"Sept. 1985." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "PB86-172541." "EPA/ROD/R03-85/016."