Superfund Site Profile
The North Penn-Area 1 site is located in Souderton, Pennsylvania. The site includes three facilities. The first facility, Gentle Cleaners, used tetrachloroethylene (PCE), 1,1,1-trichloroethane and other chlorinated solvents of unknown composition from 1953 to 1983. The second facility, Granite Knitting Mills (GKM), maintained a dry cleaning machine using PCE from 1967 to 1979. The third property, Parkside Apartments, once included a dry cleaning establishment. Historical operations and a documented spill of PCE in the early 1970s contaminated soil and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.