Superfund Site: CHEM-FAB
Doylestown, PA

Superfund Site Profile

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its Proposed Remedial Action Plan for the Chem-Fab Superfund Site.  This cleanup plan specifically addresses groundwater affected by contamination at the Chem-Fab site. This proposed cleanup plan for interim action targets the  area of highest groundwater contamination, referred to as Operable Unit-2 (OU-2), at the Site. 

The full version of the plan and all the alternatives evaluated by EPA, is available at:

The public is invited to submit comments on EPA’s proposed cleanup plan. The public comment period runs from Oct 1, 2016 to Oct 31, 2016


The Chem-Fab site is located on N. Broad Street in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. From the mid-1960s to the late 1970s, Chem Fab, Inc. operated an electroplating and metal etching facility, and also stored and disposed of processing chemicals on-site. Groundwater underlying the site is contaminated with metals, volatile organic compounds, chemicals commonly found in solvents and degreasers and associated electroplating operations. The volatile organic compounds have been found in two municipal wells and several residential wells.