Friday, October 21, 2022

DEP Sets Nov. 30 Virtual Hearing On Interim Response To Keim Street DCE Hazardous Site Cleanup In Montgomery County

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the October 22 PA Bulletin of Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act Interim Response related to 1,1-dichloroethene (1,1-DCE) contamination at the Keim Street Site in Lower Pottsgrove Twp., Montgomery County.  (
PA Bulletin, page 6606)

The Site is located near the intersection of North Keim Street and Buchert Road. The Site consists of primarily residential properties with a few commercial properties nearby. 

Of the twenty-two properties that have been sampled in the area, one residential well has been affected by 1,1-dichloroethene (1,1-DCE) above its Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL). 

This resident has been provided bottled water service until the carbon filtration system can be installed.

DEP has scheduled a virtual public hearing on the response for November 30 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Individuals who wish to present testimony at the virtual hearing must email John Repetz at a minimum of 24 hours in advance of the hearing to reserve a time to present testimony; a link will be provided upon registration.

For those wishing only to listen, access information to the hearing will be posted to DEP’s Virtual Public Hearing webpage.

Read the entire PA Bulletin notice for more information. PA Bulletin, page 6606)

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[Posted: October 21, 2022]  PA Environment Digest

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