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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Lansdowne, PA : second remedial action /
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Emergency and Remedial Response ; Reproduced by National Technical Information Service,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/ROD/R03-86/027
Stock Number PB87-189031
OCLC Number 23162896
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania. ; Lansdowne Radiation (Pa.)
Additional Subjects Buildings ; Radioactive contaminants ; Decontamination ; Radium ; Thorium ; Actinium ; Walls ; Floors ; Soils ; Pollution ; Pennsylvania ; Remedial action ; Superfund ; Lansdowne(Pennsylvania) ; EPA region 3
Internet Access
Description Access URL
http://nepis.epa.gov/Exe/ZyPDF.cgi?Dockey=91003AXG.PDF
Holdings
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
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Status
EJAD  EPA ROD-R03-86-027 1 cys HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 12/22/2009
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA ROD/R03-86-027 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/11/2009
EJBD  EPA ROD-R03-86-027 c.1 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 01/30/2013
NTIS  PB87-189031 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 01/01/1988
Collation 18 p.
Abstract
The Lansdowne Radiation site consists of two attached residences located at 105/107 East Stratford Avenue, Lansdowne, PA. The building is located in a residential area, approximately two miles from Philadelphia. The dwellings were contaminated with radium and other radionuclides between 1924 and 1944 as a result of refining radium and producing medical devices. A decontamination effort in 1964 consisted of removing as much radium as practical by sending, scraping, vacuuming, and washing the house walls, floors and ceilings. Some concrete floor and wooden floor boards were also removed. It is postulated that the acid fumes from the radium purification procedure used, as well as spills, carried the radium contamination deep into the wood and plaster of the home. The remedial action includes dismantling of the house. All radioactive materials above established permissible levels will be packed and sealed in approved containers, and disposed of at an approved offsite disposal facility; contaminated soil located in and around the house will be excavated and removed to established permissible levels. The sewer lateral leading from the contaminated house to Stratford Avenue will be removed and replaced. The capital cost has been estimated at $4,000,000-$4,500,000.
Notes
"Sept. 1986." "PB87-189031." "EPA/ROD/R03-86-027."