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FISCHER & PORTER CO.

Abstract

Site Name:  FISCHER & PORTER CO.
Address:  JACKSONVILLE & ST RD 
City & State:  WARMINSTER  PA  18974
County:  BUCKS
 
EPA ID:  PAD002345817
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-84/004
ROD Date:  05/04/1984
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  SURFACE WATER
 
Contaminant:  PCE, TCE
 
Abstract:  THE FISCHER & PORTER COMPANY, INC. HAS OPERATED AT THE SAME LOCATION SINCE 1947 MANUFACTURING WATER FLOW AND INDUSTRIAL PROCESS CONTROL EQUIPMENT. TRICHLOROETHYLENE (TCE) WAS USED AS A DEGREASER IN THE MANUFACTURING PROCESS. TCE AND PERCHLOROETHYLENE (PCE) HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE INDUSTRIAL WATER SUPPLY WELLS ON-SITE AND IN MUNICIPAL WATER SUPPLY WELLS OF NEARBY TOWNS.

THE SELECTED ON-SITE REMEDIAL MEASURE INCLUDES; FACILITY IMPROVEMENTS TO PREVENT FUTURE RELEASES OF TCE AND PCE; PUMPING WELLS AND PACKED COLUMN AERATION TO REDUCE EFFLUENT LEVELS OF TCE AND PCE AND DISCHARGE OF TREATED EFFLUENT TO A SURFACE WATER SOURCE ACCORDING TO STATE STREAM DISCHARGE REQUIREMENTS. TREATMENT OF CONTAMINATED MUNICIPAL WELLS BY PACKED COLUMN AERATION TOWERS, TO REDUCE TCE AND PCE TO THE 10-6 RISK LEVEL, WAS ALSO SELECTED AS A COST-EFFECTIVE REMEDIAL ACTION.
 
Remedy:  1) GROUND-WATER RECOVERY AND TREATMENT ON-SITE
- CONTAMINATED GROUND WATER SHALL BE RECOVERED THROUGH PUMPING WELLS INSTALLED ON THE SITE, TREATED TO CONTAMINANT LEVELS SPECIFIED IN IN THE CONSENT DECREE, AND DISCHARGED PURSUANT TO STATE SURFACE WATER DISCHARGE REQUIREMENTS.

2) PROVISION OF TREATMENT FOR OFF-SITE USERS OF GROUND WATER
- TREATMENT SHALL BE PROVIDED TO MUNICIPAL DRINKING WATER SUPPLIES FOR AFFECTED GROUND WATER SUPPLY WELLS SUCH THAT CONTAMINANTS ARE REDUCED TO CURRENTLY ACCEPTABLE DRINKING WATER STANDARDS.

3) EFFECT OF THE SELECTED ON-SITE AND OFF-SITE REMEDIES ON GROUND-WATER CONTAMINATION
- THE COMBINATION OF THE ON-SITE PUMPING AND TREATMENT AND THE PUMPING AND TREATMENT OF THE MUNICIPAL WELLS OFF-SITE WILL EFFECTIVELY CONTAIN THE FURTHER MIGRATION OF THE GROUND-WATER CONTAMINANT PLUME ORIGINATING AT THE FISCHER & PORTER SITE, AND WILL SERVE TO GRADUALLY REDUCE THE CONCENTRATIONS OF CONTAMINANTS WITHIN THE PLUME TO ACCEPTABLE LEVELS.
 
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