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Havertown PA Superfund

Havertown PA Superfund15 Jun 2016 11:18 am

Backround to the question. The cupolex ventilation system is one of the selling points that the YMCA used to gain approvals from EPA for the reuse of the Superfund site that is built upon contaminated land. Once activated, the system exhausts air from beneath the floor slab; if not mechanically activated it does not.

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Havertown PA Superfund09 Sep 2013 06:32 pm

The new YMCA, a health and fitness facility, is now under construction on ~6 acres of the former Swell Chewing Gum site.  This site is a part of the Havertown PCP site, one that has been federalized: it is one of the 1,277 Superfund sites on the National Priority List #542 listed for long-term remediation that has been ongoing since 1983.  There are numerous hazardous chemicals from previous land uses on and in the vicinity of the property; some are volatile while others are hazardous when handled or in human contact.

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Havertown PA Superfund28 Jun 2013 01:44 pm

Superfund Public Meeting June 27, 2013 to change site management from the Environmental Protection Agency to the PA Department of Environmental Protection. (read more…)

Havertown PA Superfund12 Sep 2011 03:39 pm

 . . . with addition of September 12, 2011 below 

Testing of 10 homes around the Havertown Superfund site earlier this year for trichloroethylene (TCE), a volatile organic compound used to degrease metal parts, showed there are no levels of concern in any of the homes, according to the federal Environmental Protection Agency. (read more…)

Havertown PA Superfund05 Aug 2011 11:56 am

Michael H. Levin, Ph.D.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has repeatedly been asked over     the past 20 years to provide a complete tabulation of chemicals and petroleum carriers received at National Wood Preservers site as well as a tabulation of all wood treated, including quantities, from whom received, as well as the custom specifications to which the wood was treated. These requests, in turn, have always fallen on deaf ears.

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