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RECORD NUMBER: 11 OF 16
|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Brown's Battery Breaking, PA : second 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.|
|Additional Subjects||Superfund ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Pollution control ; Inorganic compounds ; Metals ; Ground water ; Soil contamination ; Debris ; Record of Decision ; Second remedial action ; Cleanup ; Berks County(Pennsylvania)|
The 14-acre Brown's Battery Breaking site is an inactive lead acid battery processing facility in Tilden Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania. From 1961 to 1971, the facility recovered lead-bearing materials from automobile and truck batteries by breaking the battery casings, draining the acid, and recovering the lead alloy, grids, plates, and plugs. During this time, battery acid and rinse water from recovery activities were dumped onto the soil, and crushed casings were disposed of onsite or used as a substitute for road gravel. The ROD addresses the remediation of onsite soil, battery casings, and ground water as a final action at the site. The primary contaminants of concern affecting the soil, debris, and ground water are metals, including lead and nickel; and other inorganics, including sulfate.
"07/02/92." "PB93-963918." "EPA/ROD/R03-92/150." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."