EPA Superfund Program: EASTERN DIVERSIFIED METALS, HOMETOWN, PA

Superfund Site Profile

The 25-acre Eastern Diversified Metals site is located in Rush Township, Pennsylvania. Eastern Diversified Metals operated a copper and aluminum reclamation facility on site from 1966 to 1977. Site activities included the disposal of waste materials from copper and aluminum electrical wires in a large pile on the property. The company used an on-site water treatment plant to collect and treat shallow groundwater. Occasional overflows resulted in runoff into the Little Schuylkill River. Following a fire at the facility in 1979, investigations determined that site activities contaminated soil, sediment, surface water and groundwater with hazardous chemicals. Following cleanup, operation and maintenance activities are ongoing.


SITE STATUS

Construction
Complete?
Yes (09/16/2008)
Human Exposure
Status

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