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LEHIGH ELECTRIC & ENGINEERING CO.

Abstract

Site Name:  LEHIGH ELECTRIC & ENGINEERING CO.
Address:  BRIDGE & HOWARD STS 
City & State:  OLD FORGE  PA  18518
County:  LACKAWANNA
 
EPA ID:  PAD980712731
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-83/005
ROD Date:  02/11/1983
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  SOIL
 
Contaminant:  PCBS
 
Abstract:  THE LEHIGH ELECTRIC AND ENGINEERING COMPANY SITE IS LOCATED IN OLD FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA AND ENCOMPASSES APPROXIMATELY 6.4 ACRES OF PROPERTY ADJACENT TO THE LACKAWANNA RIVER. SINCE THE EARLY 1960'S THE SITE HAS BEEN USED BY LEHIGH ELECTRIC AS AN ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT REPAIR AND STORAGE YARD. THE HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS AT THE SITE WERE CREATED BY INDISCRIMINATE HANDLING AND DISPOSAL OF PCBS. THE SITE INVESTIGATION FOUND THAT PCBS ARE CONCENTRATED IN THE SURFACE SOIL LAYERS FROM UNDETECTABLE TO 110,000 PPM.

THE COST-EFFECTIVE REMEDIAL ACTION SELECTED FOR THE SITE INCLUDES EXCAVATION AND OFF-SITE DISPOSAL OF SOILS WITH A PCB CONCENTRATION OF 50 PPM OR GREATER; ADDITIONAL SOIL EXCAVATION AND REMOVAL WHERE COST-EFFECTIVE; DEMOLITION OF THE BUILDINGS ON-SITE; BACKFILLING, GRADING, AND VEGETATING OF THE SITE TO MINIMIZE EROSION AND TO CONTROL PERCOLATION AND RUN-OFF. THE ESTIMATED CAPITAL COST FOR THIS REMEDIAL ACTION IS $6,401,000 AND MONITORING AND MAINTENANCE COSTS FOR THE SITE OVER A 30-YEAR PERIOD IS $46,000.
 
Remedy:  RECORD OF DECISION REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVE SELECTION
SITE: LEHIGH ELECTRIC AND ENGINEERING COMPANY, INC. OLD FORGE, LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PENNSYLVANIA.
#DR DOCUMENTS REVIEWED

I HAVE REVIEWED THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS DESCRIBING THE ANALYSIS OF COST-EFFECTIVENESS OF REMEDIAL ALTERNATIVES FOR THE LEHIGH ELECTRIC SITE:

- STUDY TITLED "REMEDIAL FEASIBILITY REPORT, LEHIGH ELECTRIC AND ENGINEERING SITE, OLD FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA", NOVEMBER, 1982.
- STUDY TITLED "REMEDIAL FIELD INVESTIGATION REPORT, LEHIGH ELECTRIC AND ENGINEERING SITE, OLD FORGE, PENNSYLVANIA", SEPTEMBER, 1982.
- STAFF SUMMARIES AND RECOMMENDATIONS.
- RECOMMENDATION BY THE PENNSYLVANIA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES.
 
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