Superfund Site:

CHEM-SOLV, INC.
DOVER, DE

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Gina Soscia
(215) 814-5538

Remedial Project Manager
Christian Matta
(410) 305-2777

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Site Location

Street Address:
176A N DUPONT HIGHWAY, DOVER, DE 199014264

Background

• The Chem-Solv, Inc. site is located on a 1.5-acre property in Cheswold, Delaware.  Chem-Solv was a small solvent distillation facility beginning in 1982.
• The facility recycled waste solvents, but in 1984 an explosion and fire at the site destroyed the facility.  Witnesses, at the time, saw fluids flowing off a concrete pad and into the soil.
• After the fire, authorities evaluated the Columbia Aquifer beneath the site and found high concentrations of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), primarly TCE, were found in the aquifer.
• In 1995, TCE was found in a private water supply well located immediately downhill from the facility, at levels 200 ...
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