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WADE (ABM)

Abstract

Site Name:  WADE (ABM)
Address:  1 FLOWER STREET 
City & State:  CHESTER  PA  19013
County:  DELAWARE
 
EPA ID:  PAD980539407
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-84/009
ROD Date:  08/30/1984
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  AIR GROUNDWATER SOIL
 
Contaminant:  INORGANICS, METALS, OVER 100 ORGANICS
 
Abstract:  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.
 
Remedy:  - REMOVE AND DISPOSE OF TIRES AND TANKERS
- REMOVE ON-SITE WASTE PILES
- DEMOLISH BUILDINGS
- TEST CONTENTS, REMOVE CONTENTS, AND CLOSE TWO UNDERGROUND STORAGE TANKS THE BUILDING ON THIS SITE WILL BE DEMOLISHED AND THE REMAINING SLABS WILL BE LEFT ON SITE FOR FUTURE USE. ALL DEMOLITION RUBBLE WILL REMAIN ON THE PROPERTY AND USED FOR FILL MATERIAL. - LEVEL DEBRIS, FILL AND GRADE PROPERTY
- REMOVE AND DISPOSE OF CONTAMINATED SOIL THE PURPOSE OF THIS ACTIVITY IS TO REMOVE FROM THE PROPERTY ANY CONTAMINATED MATERIAL AND ANY MATERIAL THAT WILL HINDER SUBSEQUENT EFFORTS TO FILL AND GRADE THE SITE.
- COVER WITH TOPSOIL AND SEED CAP
- OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SITE.
 
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