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Main Title Ombudsman Review of the Marjol Battery Site, Throop, Pennsylvania.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of the Inspector General.
Publisher May 2004
Year Published 2004
Report Number EPA-2004-P-00017;
Stock Number PB2004-105748
Additional Subjects Environmental management ; Lead(Metal) ; Industrial wastes ; Public health ; Soil contamination ; Hazardous wastes ; United States government ; Corrective actions ; Resource management ; Emissions ; Health hazards ; Threats ; Environmental protection ; Legislation ; Environmental monitoring ; Lackawanna(Pennyslvania)
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NTIS  PB2004-105748 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 08/31/2004
Collation one CD-ROM contains 62 page document
The Marjol Battery and Equipment Company Site (the Site) is a former battery processing facility located at 600 Delaware Street on a 43.9-acre parcel in the Borough of Throop, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania. From 1963 to 1981, Marjol operations involved battery crushing, lead reclamation, and on-site disposal of spent battery casings. As a result of the plant operations, the ground surface at the Site became contaminated with lead. Fugitive dust emissions and lead in on-site soils were carried off-site by prevailing winds. Storm water runoff carried lead contaminated soil off-site into adjacent drainage ways. Sulphur Creek and the Lackawanna River, which border the Site, were also contaminated with lead. In May 1980, Gould, Inc. purchased the Site, and subsequently shut down plant operations in April 1982. This report contains findings that the Office of Inspector General (OIG) has identified and corrective actions the OIG recommends.