The Environmental Protection Agency is starting a new phase in its effort to clean up a local Superfund site.
This month, the EPA will install new monitoring wells to find out the extent of groundwater contamination at the Chem-Fab Corporation Superfund site on North Broad Street.
The monitoring wells, to be located in Doylestown borough and township, will allow for periodic sampling to determine the level of groundwater contamination from the former metal processing facility.
That data will be used to prepare a groundwater cleanup plan. The plan will be presented to the public for review and comment.
Chem-Fab Corporation operated an electroplating and metal processing facility on that site from 1965 to 1994. According to the EPA, chemicals were stored and dumped onsite.
Nearby water wells were found to be contaminated with volatile organic chemicals, including trichloroethylene (TCE) and tetrachloroethylene (PCE), even before the company shut down in 1994.
The site was listed on the EPA’s on the National Priorities List in 2008, making it eligible for federal clean-up funds.
A community Advisory Group has been established for the Chem-Fab Superfund site. For more information, contact Larry Johnson at (215) 814-3239.