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RECORD NUMBER: 6 OF 13
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Brown's Battery Breaking, PA : first remedial action : final.|
|CORP Author||United States. Environmental Protection Agency.|
|Publisher||U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,|
|Subjects||Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania--Berks County. ; Brown's Battery Breaking site (Pa.) ; Berks County (Pa.)|
|Additional Subjects||Hazardous materials ; Pollution control ; Waste disposal ; Ground water ; Sites ; Describing ; Industrial wastes ; Volume ; Contaminants ; Lead(Metal) ; Excavation ; National government ; State government ; Cost analysis ; Soils ; Sediments ; Schuylkill River ; Superfund ; Record of Decision ; First Remedial Action ; Cleanup ; Volatile organic compounds ; Berks County(Pennsylvania) ; Tilden Township(Pennsylvania)|
The 14-acre Brown's Battery Breaking site is an inactive lead-acid battery processing facility in Tilden Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The area surrounding the site is primarily agricultural with scattered rural residences. The site is bordered by Conrail tracks, Mill Creek, and the Schuykill River. The State conducted onsite and offsite investigations during the 1980s that identified lead concentrations in excess of acceptable limits in residents, livestock, soil, and surface waters. A 1983 EPA investigation revealed extensive lead contamination in onsite soil and sediment located in the Schuylkill River. EPA initiated an Immediate Removal Request to relocate three families and to excavate and consolidate 13,000 cubic yards of contaminated soil and battery casings into an onsite containment area. A second removal, initiated in 1990, consisted of temporarily relocating all onsite residents. The Record of Decision addresses site access; subsequent actions will address soil and ground water remediation. The primary contaminant of concern affecting the soil, sediment, ground water, and surface water is lead.
"09/28/90." "PB91-921437." Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."