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CLEANUPS UNDERWAY AT TEXAS EASTERN PIPELINE SITES

 HARRISBURG, Pa., July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The state Department of Environmental Resources (DER) today announced approval of cleanup plans for four contaminated Texas Eastern Gas Pipeline Co. sites in Lancaster, Westmoreland and Indiana counties.
 Cleanups at two sites near Marietta, Lancaster County, and a site near Delmont, Westmoreland County, began in June and are expected to be completed by late fall, DER said.
 Cleanup of a residential area along Horse Thief Road near Armagh, Indiana County, will begin soon and be completed by November.
 "The work plans approved by DER include conditions placed on Texas Eastern to ensure that the cleanups will result in sites that are safe for human contact and that are environmentally sound," DER Secretary Arthur A. Davis said.
 Cleanup at the compressor stations and residential site involve the excavation and removal of contaminated soil.
 The sites are among 19 of the company's compressor stations across southern and central Pennsylvania that are contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) -- suspected of causing cancer -- and other chemicals.
 Preliminary cleanups of all sites began in 1991, after Gov. Robert P. Casey announced that Texas Eastern had agreed to pay a record $18 million in civil penalties and payments and spend $200 million in cleanup costs.
 At that time, DER required Texas Eastern to take interim steps to remove contamination and to take other measures to protect public health and safety until permanent cleanups could be completed.
 "As a result of imposing interim controls, all sites are secure and there are no immediate health hazards," Davis said.
 Three compressor stations will be cleaned up each year until all sites meet DER standards.
 Cleanups that have been completed by Texas Eastern are in Connellsville and Uniontown, Fayette County; Grantville, Dauphin County; Holbrook and Wind Ridge, Greene County; Perulack, Juniata County; and at a former maintenance facility leased by the company near Carlisle, Cumberland County.
 Those that will be cleaned up are in Bechtelsville and Bernville, Berks County; Bedford, Bedford County; Shermans Dale, Perry County; Eagle, Chester County; Chambersburg, Franklin County; Rockwood, Somerset County; Armagh, Indiana County; Entriken, Huntingdon County; and Lilly, Cambria County.
 Texas Eastern also removed mercury-contaminated soil from 50 locations along its pipeline in early 1993.
 The company is required to spend up to $3 million over 10 years to research alternative cleanup technologies for contaminated groundwater and soil. DER has approved a groundwater treatment technology study at the Delmont compressor station in Westmoreland County and a study of four PCB treatment strategies at the Armagh compressor station in Indiana County.
 Texas Eastern admitted using lubricating oils containing PCBs in turbines at some of its pipeline compressor stations from 1958 until 1977. The contaminants were commonly discharged into unlined pits for burning or allowed to seep into the ground.
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 /CONTACT: Pam DiSalvo of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, 717-787-1323/


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