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LANSDOWNE RADIATION SITE

Abstract

Site Name:  LANSDOWNE RADIATION SITE
Address:  105/107 E STRATFORD AVE 
City & State:  LANSDOWNE  PA  19050
County:  DELAWARE
 
EPA ID:  PAD980830921
EPA Region:  03
 
NPL Status:  Deleted from the Final NPL
 
ROD Type:  Record of Decision
ROD ID:  EPA/ROD/R03-85/014
ROD Date:  08/02/1985
Operable Unit(s):  01
 
Media:  SOIL WOOD
 
Contaminant:  OTHER RADIONUCLIDES, RADIUM, RADON
 
Abstract:  THE LANSDOWNE RADIATION SITE CONSISTS OF A DUPLEX LOCATED AT 105/107 EAST STRATFORD AVENUE IN LANSDOWNE, PENNSYLVANIA. THE BUILDING IS LOCATED ON A SIDE STREET IN A RESIDENTIAL AREA, APPROXIMATELY TWO MILES FROM PHILADELPHIA. THE DWELLINGS ARE CONTAMINATED WITH RADIUM AND OTHER RADIONUCLIDES AS THE RESULT OF WORK DONE IN ONE OF THE HOUSES TO REFINE RADIUM AND PRODUCE MEDICAL DEVICES FROM 1924 THROUGH 1944. RADIATION LEVELS IN THE HOUSES EXCEED CURRENT EPA GUIDELINES AND THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL HAS ISSUED A PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY WHICH STATES THAT, "..EXPOSURE LEVELS ARE IN EXCESS OF THOSE CONSIDERED SAFE FOR HUMAN HABITATION".

THE SELECTED REMEDIAL ACTION INCLUDES PERMANENT RELOCATION OF THE RESIDENTS IN 105 AND 107 EAST STRATFORD AVENUE. THIS WILL ENTAIL PURCHASING THE PROPERTY AT FAIR MARKET VALUE UNDER THE UNIFORM RELOCATION ACT.
 
Remedy:  - PERMANENT RELOCATION OF THE RESIDENTS IN 105 AND 107 EAST STRATFORD AVE. THIS WILL ENTAIL PURCHASING THE PROPERTY AT FAIR MARKET VALUE UNDER THE UNIFORM RELOCATION ACT.
- THERE WILL BE NO OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS ACTION.
 
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