Superfund Site:

PRICE BATTERY LEAD SMELTER
HAMBURG, PA

Superfund Site Profile

Site Contacts

Community Involvement Coordinator
Gina Soscia
(215) 814-5538

Remedial Project Manager
John Banks
(215) 814-3214

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Site Location

Street Address:
246 GRAND STREET
HAMBURG, PA 19526

Background

The Price Battery plant operated in the Borough of Hamburg, Berks County, Pa., from approximately 1940 to the mid-1990s. Hamburg is located at the foot of the Blue Mountains along the Schuylkill River. The site, about 1.2 square miles in size, is located in a mixed commercial/residential area in the vicinity of the former Price Battery facility. During operations, battery casings were broken open and the lead plates were removed for smelting. The on-site lead smelter, which was dismantled in 1971, produced emissions from its stack that contaminated the residential areas around the facility. In addition to the lead emissions, lead-contaminated ...
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