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Main Title Superfund record of decision : Ambler Asbestos, 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 1988
Report Number EPA/ROD/R03-88-057
Stock Number PB89-206189
OCLC Number 23075821
Subjects Hazardous waste sites--Pennsylvania ; Ambler Asbestos (Pa.) ; Montgomery County (Pa.)
Additional Subjects Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Asbestos ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Hazardous materials ; Public health ; Air pollution ; Water pollution ; Solid waste disposal ; Licenses ; Cost analysis ; Asbestos deposits ; Superfund program ; Solid waste management ; Land reclamation ; Remedial action ; Environmental research ; Ambler(Pennsylvania)
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAD  EPA ROD/R03-88-057 2 cys HWTIC Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 02/08/1991
NTIS  PB89-206189 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation 184 p.
The Ambler Asbestos Piles site is located in the southwestern portion of the Borough of Ambler, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Land around the site is used for industrial, residential, commercial, and transportation purposes. The site consists of four distinct areas of asbestos contamination. The waste piles of concern are the Locust Street Pile and the Plant Pile. The K&M Company owned and operated the site from the late 1800s to 1962, and produced asbestos products such as paper, millboard, electrical insulation, linings, conveyor belts, and high pressure packings. The primary wastes generated and disposed of in the Locust Street and Plant Piles during that period were spent magnesium/calcium (from pharmaceutical operations) and asbestos process waste. In 1962, CertainTeed Corporation purchased a portion of the site and facilities from K&M and manufactured asbestos-cement pipe at the plant. EPA and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources conducted their first investigation of the site in 1971, noting visible emissions and substantial dust concentrations attributed to asbestos. Subsequent investigation of the surface water, bulk waste samples and air samples in 1983 revealed asbestos contamination. The selected remedial action for this site is given.
"Sept. 1988." "PB89-206189." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response." "EPA/ROD/R03-88/057."