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FIVE HAZARDOUS SITE CLEANUPS UNDER WAY IN SOUTHEAST PENNSYLVANIA

 CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources (DER) today issued status reports on five hazardous waste cleanup projects in Southeastern Pennsylvania.
 The Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, signed by Gov. Robert P. Casey in 1988, allows DER to use state funds to clean up hazardous waste sites and seek reimbursement from the responsible parties.
 Sites undergoing cleanup actions in Southeastern Pennsylvania are:
 -- Hendrickson Tire Site, West Fallowfield Township, Chester County -- More than 6,000 tons of ash and contaminated soil from the former tire disposal site and processing operation were removed between July and October. Six storage tanks and scrap from an abandoned building also were removed. Final seeding and the removal of about 100 tires remain to be done at the site. The cleanup cost $1.1 million.
 -- General Rivet Site, Warminster Township, Bucks County -- DER is making final preparations for disposal of waste in 200 drums and five storage tanks. In June and July, DER evaluated and stabilized the site at a cost of $500,000. The company manufactured rivets at the facility until September 1992.
 -- Herald Products Site, Penndel Borough, Bucks County -- About $135,000 has been spent to clean up the Herald Products property, which housed a silk screen printing operation and fiberglass auto body parts manufacturer. A vapor extraction procedure is being used to remove organic compounds from the soil through borings. The process is expected to take another three to five months.
 -- Alderfer Landfill Site, Franconia Township, Montgomery County -- In early November, DER began permanently closing the abandoned Alderfer Landfill by stabilizing the stream bank along the site, placing a soil cap on the bank and removing contaminated sediments from the stream. The project is expected to take another 10 weeks and cost $500,000.
 -- Container Recyclers Site, Philadelphia -- DER has secured Container Recyclers site and is making arrangements for a contractor to determine the contents of about 2,000 drums and dispose of them. The $750,000 project will include the cleanup of above-ground and underground storage tanks as well as open pits and vats.
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 /CONTACT: Chris Novak of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources, 215-832-6011/


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