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JACKS CREEK/SITKIN SMELTING & REFINING, INC.

Abstract

Site Name:  JACKS CREEK/SITKIN SMELTING & REFINING, INC.
Address:  PO BOX 708 
City & State:  MAITLAND  PA  17044
County:  MIFFLIN
 
EPA ID:  PAD980829493
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Currently on the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/541/R-97/087
ROD Date:  09/30/1997
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  Soil.
 
Contaminant:  Antimony, cadmium, copper, lead, selenium, silver, zinc, polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), dioxins.
 
Abstract:  The Jacks Creek/Sitkin Smelting & Refining, Inc. site is located in the village of Maitland in a rural farming area of Pennsylvania. The site is approximately 105 acres in size, land use is commercial/industrial, and adjacent properties are residential. The site contains 13 buildings and two separate waste piles, the Ball Mill Tailings Pile and the Aluminum Dross Pile, as well as seven lagoons. Several of the on-site buildings also contain waste or scrap materials. A railroad track runs northeast-southwest through the central portion of the site. The prior owner of the site, Sitkin Smelting Company, operated at the site from 1958 until 1977, smelting non-iron metals. Transformers and lead batteries were broken on site and recycled for their lead content. Sitkin also contained a Precious Metals Building where precious metals were reclaimed from used products. Sitkin closed in 1977 when it declared bankruptcy, and there has been no smelting or refining activity since then. Joseph Krentzman and Sons, Inc. currently operates on site. Krentzman utilizes about half of the 105-acre site for a scrap metal and aluminum recycling business.Site investigations were performed in 1984 and 1985. The site was placed on the National Priorities List (NPL) in 1988. Numerous cleanup actions have taken place since 1990 and were designed to both limit erosion of contaminated soil into Jacks Creek and to restrict site access.
 
Remedy:  The selected remedy is a permanent remedy for the site. The major components include: excavation of soils and treatment at an off-site hazardous waste treatment facility; excavation and on-site consolidation of waste pile materials and soils; vacuum dredging and consolidation of sediments from Jacks Creek; covering and capping of the consolidated soils, sediments, and waste pile materials; covering and revegetation of all excavated areas; on-site recreation of the 1/5 acre wetlands area; posting of fish consumption advisories; demolition of structurally unsound buildings; long-term monitoring of the groundwater and surface water, as well as the fish and benthos in Jacks Creek; and posting of deed restrictions to restrict use of the area.
 
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