Superfund Site:

FRANKLIN SLAG PILE (MDC)
PHILADELPHIA, PA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Gina Soscia
(215) 814-5538

Remedial Project Manager
Tim Gallagher
(215) 814-3196

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Site Location

Street Address:
3110 CASTOR AVENUE, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19134

Background

The 3-acre Franklin Slag Pile site is located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The site consists of a covered slag pile containing about 68,000 cubic yards of slag material – a byproduct from the copper smelter at the neighboring Franklin Smelting and Refining Corp. MDC, the operator of the site from the 1950s to 1999, sold the slag as sand-blasting grit. While MDC operated at the site, slag material migrated off the site in all directions. The slag previously covered the nearby rail line and area sidewalks, caked the inside of storm drains, and was observed blowing away from the site. EPA ...
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