Bucks County Herald

EPA deletes Lansdale site from Superfund priorities list

Washington: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing the deletion of all or parts of seven Superfund sites from the National Priorities List (NPL), including the North Penn 6 site in Lansdale.

The partial deletion of the North Penn Area 6 site applies to a 6.5-acre segment that is referred to as the Administrative Parcel, which has been subject to all appropriate response actions and does not require further cleanup, according to EPA.

EPA has determined that the soil contamination at the Administrative Parcel has been effectively cleaned up and no longer poses a threat to human health or the environment. EPA has not identified groundwater contamination at the Administrative Parcel that poses a threat to human health or the environment; however, EPA maintains a groundwater treatment system at a portion of the site outside of the Administrative Parcel.

The current property owner plans to redevelop the Administrative Parcel into a residential development with 174 semi-attached condominium units.

In 1979, high levels of trichloroethene (TCE) were detected in several wells within the Lansdale area. This discovery led to the addition of the site to the NPL in 1989.

“We have made it a priority to get these sites cleaned up faster and in the right way, said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “By creating a streamlined task force and making major remedy decisions that hold potentially responsible parties accountable for clean up, the Superfund program is carrying out the agency’s mission of protecting human health and the environment more every day.”



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