EPA Superfund Program: NORTH PENN - AREA 1, SOUDERTON, PA

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.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/24/1998)
Human Exposure
Status

Under Control
Contaminated Ground
Water Status
Insufficient Data
Site-Wide Ready for
Anticipated Use?
Yes