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Main Title Changes in Groundwater Flow and Volatile Organic Compound Concentrations at the Fischer and Porter Superfund Site, Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 1993-2009.
Author R. A. Sloto
CORP Author Geological Survey, Reston, VA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
Year Published 2010
Report Number USGS-SIR-2010-5054
Stock Number PB2012-105697
Additional Subjects Groundwater flow ; Superfund sites ; Pennsylvania ; Volatile organic compounds ; Hydrogeology ; Boreholes ; Lithostratigraphic models ; Pumping ; Migration ; Bucks County(Pennsylvania) ; Warmister Township(Pennsylvania) ; Fischer and Porter Superfund Site
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2012-105697 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 07/11/2012
Collation 128p
The 38-acre Fischer and Porter Company Superfund Site is in Warminster Township, Bucks County, Pa. Historically, as part of the manufacturing process, trichloroethylene (TCE) degreasers were used for parts cleaning. In 1979, the Bucks County Health Department detected TCE and other volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in water from the Fischer and Porter on-site supply wells and nearby public-supply wells. The Fischer and Porter Site was designated as a Superfund Site and placed on the National Priorities List in September 1983. A 1984 Record of Decision for the site required the Fischer and Porter Company to pump and treat groundwater contaminated by VOCs from three on-site wells at a combined rate of 75 gallons per minute to contain groundwater contamination on the property. Additionally, the Record of Decision recognized the need for treatment of the water from two nearby privately owned supply wells operated by the Warminster Heights Home Ownership Association. In 2004, the Warminster Heights Home Ownership Association sold its water distribution system, and both wells were taken out of service. The report describes changes in groundwater levels and contaminant concentrations and migration caused by the shutdown of the Warminster Heights supply wells and presents a delineation of the off-site groundwater-contamination plume. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) conducted this study (2006-09) in cooperation with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA).