Superfund Site Profile
The McAdoo Associates site, located in Schuylkill Co., Pennsylvania, consists of two areas: the McAdoo Kline Township (MKT ) location, covering about 8 acres in Kline Township, and the McAdoo Blaine Street (MBS) location, occupying less than 1 acre in McAdoo Borough.
The original use of the MKT location was the strip and deep mining of anthracite coal, which occurred sporadically from the 1880s to the 1960s. In 1975, McAdoo Associates acquired a 1 ½ acre tract comprising the western portion of the MKT location and used this site to reclaim metals from waste sludges by operating two rotary kiln furnaces and a liquid waste incinerator. McAdoo Associates utilized waste solvents as fuel for the furnaces and incinerator. This operation was closed by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (PADER) in 1979 as a result of numerous environmental compliance problems.
Prior to 1972 the MBS location was the site of a heating oil and gasoline storage business that utilized five underground storage tanks. From 1972 to 1979 the property was used by McAdoo Associates for temporary storage of various liquid wastes used as fuel at the MKT location.
Approximately 5,100 people live within a 1-mile radius of the 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. The Site was deleted from the NPL on December 13, 2001.
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