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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Douglassville Disposal, PA : third remedial action : final : amendment /
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/R03-89/071
Stock Number PB90-138389
OCLC Number 23093669
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania. ; Douglassville Disposal (Pa.) ; Berks County (Pa.)
Additional Subjects Site surveys ; Waste disposal ; Hazardous materials ; Industrial wastes ; Water pollution ; Ground water ; Lagoons(Ponds) ; Lubricating oils ; Public health ; Substitutes ; Cost analysis ; Solvents ; Metals ; Aromatic polycyclic hydrocarbons ; Phenols ; Superfund program ; Berks County(Pennsylvania) ; Land pollution ; Remedial action ; Municipal wastes ; Waste oils ; Waste processing ; Volatile organic compounds ; Polychlorinated biphenyls
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA ROD-R03-89-071 1 cys HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/11/2009
EJAD  EPA ROD/R03-89-071 HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/11/2012
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD/R03-89-071 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/11/2009
NTIS  PB90-138389 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 101 p.
The Douglassville Disposal site is a 50-acre abandoned waste oil processing facility in Union Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. The area surrounding the site includes agricultural land, residences, and light industrial development. The site lies almost entirely within the 100-year floodplain of the Schuylkill River, which borders the site to the north and east. The Schuylkill River is used for municipal and industrial water supply, recreational purposes, and waste assimilation. Further downstream of the site, seven public water supply users draw water from the Schuylkill River. From 1941 to 1979 the site operated as a lubrication oil and waste solvent recycling facility. Wastes generated from the recycling processes were stored onsite in several lagoons. The site consists of a former waste oil processing area and various waste disposal areas. The second and final response action addresses soil and ground water contamination remaining after the former processing facility/tank farm and associated wastes have been removed offsite. This ROD also amends, in part, the 1985 ROD, which outlined the remedial action for the source areas designated as 2, 4, and 5 but deferred a decision regarding ground water contamination. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil, sediment, and ground water are VOCs including benzene, toluene, and vinyl chloride; other organics including PAHs, PCBs, and phenol; and metals including lead. The selected remedial action for this site are included.
"June 1989." "PB90-138389." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "EPA/ROD/R03-89/071."