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|OLS Field Name||OLS Field Data|
|Main Title||Superfund record of decision : Wade site (ABM), PA.|
|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--Chester. ; Chester (Pa.) ; Wade site (Pa.)|
|Additional Subjects||Earth fills ; Industrial wastes ; Hazardous materials ; Waste disposal ; Site surveys ; Wade site ; Sites ; Licenses ; Public health ; Water pollution ; Metals ; Air pollution ; Soils ; Ground water ; Solid waste disposal ; Substitutes ; Cost analysis ; Pennsylvania ; Delaware River ; Elastomers ; Organic compounds ; Drums(Containers) ; Excavation ; Solid waste management ; Superfund program ; EPA region 3 ; Land reclamation ; Environmental research ; Remedial actions ; Rubber recycling ; Liquid waste disposal ; Chester(Pennsylvania) ; Waste recycling ; Consumer products|
The Wade site is a three acre parcel of land on the banks of the Delaware River. It is located nine miles south of Philadelphia in Chester, Pennsylvania. From approximately 1950 until the early 1970's the site was the location of a rubber recycling facility which shredded tires and other post-consumer rubber products. During the early 1970's the site was converted to an illegal industrial waste storage and disposal facility. Drums of waste were emptied either directly onto the ground or into trenches, severely contaminating soil and the ground water. Approximately 150,000 gallons of waste chemicals remain on-site. The recommended alternative selected for this site consists of: removal, decontamination and disposal of on-site tires and tankers, removal of on-site waste piles; demolishing buildings, leveling the site, and filling and grading the property up to 12 inches over the existing grade to cover any protruding subsurface structures which have not been removed; removal down to the depth at which the first acceptably contaminated sample was found (based on a contamination cutoff level recommended by the RI/FS contractor); and covering the site with top-soil and seeding the cap to minimize erosion.
"08/30/84." "PB85-213866." "Office of Emergency and Remedial Response."