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City & State:  NOCKAMIXON TOWNSHIP  PA  18972
County:  BUCKS
EPA ID:  PAD051395499
EPA Region:  03
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-96/220
ROD Date:  06/20/1996
Operable Unit(s):  02
Media:  Groundwater, sediments.
Contaminant:  Mercury, copper, chromium, manganese.
Abstract:  Please note that the text in this document summarizes the Record of Decision for the purposes of facilitating searching and retrieving key text on the ROD. It is not the officially approved abstract drafted by the EPA Regional offices. Once EPA Headquarters receives the official abstract, this text will be replaced.

The Revere Chemical site is located east of U.S. Route 611 approximately 1 mile south of Revere, Pennsylvania. The site was a former reclamation facility located on an approximate 113 acre parcel of property. The site is bounded on the south, east, and west by farm land, and to the north is Cotner Trailer, a commercial operation that manufactures horse trailers.Beginning around 1963, Echo, Inc. operated a reclamation facility. Echo┬┐s operations included metals reclamation from printed circuit boards, recycling of spent chromic acid, recovery of copper from plating solutions and production of copper chemicals. From 1963 to 1969 the site was operated at various times by Echo, the DeRewal Chemical Company, and the Revere Chemical Company. The companies arranged for the transport and on-site treatment of hazardous substances, including waste metal plating and etching solutions. Facility documents regarding the Revere Chemical Company were destroyed in a 1984 fire on the site. The area of the site used for the processing of materials covered approximately 25 acres. The Process Area, now enclosed by a fence, contained several buildings and structures that were used during the metal reclamation operations. Also included in this area were 19 storage and process lagoons, a waste lagoon, and a fresh water pond. The East and South Spray fields are located outside the Process Area. They were used for liquids disposal during the metal reclamation operations.The State performed a response action at the site during 1970 and 1971. An estimated 3.5 million gallons of waste sludges and liquids were removed. EPA performed additional response work at the site from March to April, 1984. This included the removal of 30 drums containing chromic acid and etching wastes, and 30 cubic yards of chemical solids from surface soils. The site was placed on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1987.
Remedy:  This remedy addresses shallow groundwater contamination and mercury-contaminated sediments in the stream corridor. The selected remedy is No Further Action with Stream Corridor monitoring.
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