Superfund Site: METAL BANK

Superfund Site Profile


The Metal Bank Superfund Site, a ten acre property on the Delaware River, is a former scrap metal and transformer salvage facility located at 7301 Milnor Street in an industrial area of northeast Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Site is bordered by Cottman Avenue on the west; Milnor Street on the north; a recycling company and salvage yard on the east; and the Delaware River on the south. A stormwater outfall owned by the City of Philadelphia at the southern end of Cottman Avenue empties into a mudflat west of the Metal bank site. The Quaker City Yacht Club is located west of the mudflat.

The Metal Bank of America, Inc. drained oil from used transformers to reclaim copper parts. Metal Bank's recycling operations released oil in various locations on the property with the majority of the contamination in the vicinity of an underground storage tank (UST) which was used to store the used transformer oil.

The Metal Bank site include two areas: the southern area which consists of approximately six acres of open area that was used for scrap metal recovery; and the northern area which consists of one vacant steel building, a courtyard, and a parking area. A fence is maintained around the entire Site.

This site was proposed to the National Priorities List (NPL) on December 30, 1982, and formally added to the list on September 8, 1983.