Superfund Site: ALADDIN PLATING
SCOTT TOWNSHIP, PA

Superfund Site Profile

SITE BACKGROUND

The 8.5-acre Aladdin Plating site is located in Scott Township, Pennsylvania. A small electroplating business operated on site from 1947 to 1982, when it closed following a fire. Facility activities included rinsing electroplated items in water, sulfuric acid, chromic acid and cyanide. Operators disposed of contaminated rinse water and sludge in two unlined lagoons at the site. These lagoons occasionally overflowed, contaminating soil and ground water with chromium and other metals from electroplating process wastes. Following cleanup, ground water monitoring is ongoing. EPA took the site off the Superfund program’s National Priorities List (NPL) in 2001.