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Main Title Superfund record of decision : CryoChem, PA : first remedial action /
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/R03-89/078
Stock Number PB90-197658
OCLC Number 23076282
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Pennsykvania ; CryoChem (Pa.) ; Berks County (Pa.)
Additional Subjects Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Water pollution ; Public health ; Cost analysis ; Superfund program ; Remedial actions ; Liquid waste disposal ; Volatile organic compounds ; Worman(Pennsylvania)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA ROD/R03-89-078 2 cys HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/08/1991
NTIS  PB90-162678 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/22/2019
NTIS  PB90-197658 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 85 p.
The 19-acre CryoChem facility is a metal fabricating facility in the village of Worman, Earl Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. Between 1970 and 1982, CryoChem reportedly used chemical solvents to clean dye from metal welds at a rate of two to three 55-gallon drums per year. The facility also reported that a solvent spill had occurred at some unspecified time in the past. Spilled solvent is suspected to have collected in the workshop drains and flowed, through underground channels, towards a stream that flows across the site. Spilled solvent has also migrated through the soil column and has contaminated the ground water underlying the site. Ground water samples, collected between 1981 and 1985 by the State and EPA, revealed that an onsite production well, nearby residential wells, and onsite soil have been contaminated. As a result of drinking water contamination, EPA installed activated carbon filters in 13 homes in 1987. The Record of Decision, the first of two operable units, addresses the distribution of clean water to residents whose water supply is affected or potentially affected by ground water contamination. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the ground water are VOCs including TCA, DCA, TCE, DCE, and PCE.
"Sept. 1989" "PB90-197658." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "EPA/ROD/R03-89/078."