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About the Superfund Redevelopment Initiative

This nationally coordinated effort provides EPA and its partners with a process to return Superfund sites to productive use. Learn more at Superfund Redevelopment Initiative.

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Redevelopment at the Site

The North Penn - Area 12 Superfund site includes the 25-acre Transicoil, Inc. facility in Worcester, Pennsylvania. The Site is one of 12 Superfund sites identified in the North Penn area contributing to area-wide groundwater contamination. Electric motor manufacturing took place at the North Penn Area 12 site from 1952 until 1991. The company disposed of solvent and waste oils in an underground storage tank. In 1979, the state discovered contamination in the groundwater. In 1990, EPA added the Site to the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL). EPA’s 1997 Record of Decision (ROD) directed potentially responsible parties to extend the public water supply to affected residences and businesses and construct a groundwater treatment system. Techni-Tool Inc., a catalog tool company, purchased the site through a Prospective Purchaser Agreement (PPA) with EPA in 1998. In 2000, Techni-Tool Inc. completed construction of a new distribution facility on site and began operations.

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Economic Activity at the Site

As of December 2018, EPA had data on 2 on-site businesses. These businesses employed 75 people and generated an estimated $37,450,000 in annual sales revenue. View additional information about redevelopment economics at Superfund sites.

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