Friday, December 29, 2023

DEP Reviewing Final Act 2 Land Recycling Cleanup Report For Dozens Of Chemicals At Shell Petrochemical Plant In Beaver County

The Department of Environmental Protection published notice in the December 30 PA Bulletin it has received the Final Report on remediation of soil and groundwater contamination for dozens of chemicals and contaminants at the Shell Petrochemical Plant in Potter and Center Townships, Beaver County.   (
PA Bulletin, Page 8120)

The Final Report is intended to document remediation of the site to meet the Statewide health and site-specific standards.

DEP will now review the Final Report to determine if it meets Act 2 Land Recycling Program requirements.

The Shell plant was built on the former Horsehead Corporation zinc production facility.

Soil Contamination

The contaminants for soil include-- beryllium, chromium, copper, silver, aroclor, 1016, aroclor, 1221, aroclor, 1232, aroclor, 1242, aroclor, 248, aroclor, 1254, aroclor, 1260, 1,2,4,5-tetrachloro- benzene, 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, 1,2-dichlorobenzene, 1,3- dichlorobenzene, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, 2,2-oxybis(1-chloro- propane), 2,3,4,6-tetrachlorophenol, 2,4,5-trichlorophenol, 2,4,6-trichlorophenol, 2,4-dichlorophenol, 2,4-dimethyl- phenol, 2,4-dinitrophenol, 2,4-dinitrotoluene, 2,6-dini- trotoluene, 2-chloronaphthalene, 2-chlorophenol, 2-methyl- naphthalene, 2-nitroaniline, 2-nitrophenol, 3-methyl- phenol, 3-nitroaniline, 3,3’-dichlorobenzidine, 4-methyl- phenol, 4-chloro-3-methylpheno,l, 4-nitrophenol, ace- naphthene, acenaphthylene, acetophenone, anthracene, atrazine, benzo(a)anthracene, benzo(a)pyrene, benzo(b)- fluoranthene, benzo(g,h,i)perylene, benzo(k)fluoranthene, benzyl, butyl phthalate, bis(2-chloroethoxy)methane, bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, carbazole, chrysene, diben- zo(a,h)anthracene, dibenzofuran, dibutyl phthalate, dichloroethyl, ether, diethyl phthalate, dinitro-o-cresol, di-n-octyl phthalate, fluoranthene, fluorene, hexachlorobenzene, hexachlorobutadiene, hexachlorocyclo- pentadiene, hexachloroethane, indeno(1,2,3-cd)pyrene, isophorone, naphthalene, nitrobenzene, n-nitrosodi-n- propylamine, n-nitrosodiphenylamine, o-cresol, p-chloro- niline, pentachlorophenol, phenanthrene, phenol, p-nitroaniline, pyrene, 1,1,1-trichloroethane, 1,1,2,2-tetra- chloroethane, 1,1,2-trichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethene, 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,2-dichloro- propane, 1,4-dioxane, 2-butanone, 2-hexanone, 4-methyl- 2-pentanone, acetone, benzene, bromodichloromethane, bromoform, carbon, disulfide, carbon, tetrachloride, chlorobenzene, chlorobromomethane, chloroethane, chloro- form, chloromethane, cis-1,2-dichloroethene, cis-1,3- dichloropropene, cumene, cyclohexane, dibromochlor- omethane, ethylbenzene, methyl, acetate, methyl, bro- mide, methyl, chloride, methyl, tert, butyl, ether, methylene, chloride, styrene, tetrachloroethene, toluene, trans-1,2-dichloroethene, trichloroethene, vinyl, chloride, xylenes, antimony, arsenic, cadmium, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, thallium, and zinc. 

Groundwater Contamination

The contaminants for groundwater include-- beryllium, chromium, copper, 1,2,4,5- tetrachlorobenzene, 1,2,4-trichlorobenzene, 1,2-dichloro- enzene, 1,3-dichlorobenzene, 1,4-dichlorobenzene, 2,2- oxybis(1-chloropropane), 2,3,4,6-tetrachlorophenol, 2,4,5- trichlorophenol, 2,4,6-trichlorophenol, 2,4-dichlorophenol, 2,4-dimethylphenol, 2,4-dinitrophenol, 2,4-dinitrotoluene, 2,6-dinitrotoluene, 2-chloronaphthalene, 2-chlorophenol, 2-methylnaphthalene, 2-nitroaniline, 2-nitrophenol, 3-methylphenol, 3-nitroaniline, 3,3’-dichlorobenzidine, 4-methylphenol, 4-chloro-3-methylphenol, 4-nitrophenol, acenaphthene, acenaphthylene, acetophenone, anthracene, atrazine, benzo(a)anthracene, benzo(a)pyrene, benzo(b)fluoranthene, benzo(g,h,i)perylene, benzo(k)fluor- anthene, benzyl butyl phthalate, biphenyl, bis(2- chloroethoxy)methane, bis(2-ethylhexyl)phthalate, carb- azole, chrysene, dibenzo(a,h)anthracene, dibenzofuran, dibutyl phthalate, dichloroethyl ether, diethyl phthalate, dinitro-o-cresol, di-n-octyl phthalate, fluoranthene, fluorene, hexachlorobenzene, hexachlorobutadiene, hexa- chlorocyclopentadiene, hexachloroethane, indeno(1,2,3- cd)pyrene, isophorone, naphthalene, nitrobenzene, n-nitrosodi-n-propylamine, n-nitrosodiphenylamine, o-cresol, p-chloroaniline, pentachlorophenol, phenan- threne, phenol, p-nitroaniline, pyrene, 1,1,1-trichlo- roethane, 1,1,2,2-, etrachloroethane, 1,1,2-trichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethane, 1,1-dichloroethene, 1,2-dichloroethane, 1,2-dichloropropane, 1,4-dioxane, 2-butanone, 2-hexanone, 4-methyl-2-pentanone, acetone, benzene, bromo- dichloromethane, bromoform, carbon disulfide, carbon tet- rachloride, chlorobenzene, chlorobromomethane, chloro- ethane, chloroform, chloromethane, cis-1,2-dichloroethene, cis-1,3-dichloropropene, cumene, cyclohexane, dibromo- chloromethane, ethylbenzene, methyl acetate, methyl bro- mide, methyl chloride, methyl tert butyl ether, methylene chloride, styrene, tetrachloroethene, toluene, trans-1,2- dichloroethene, trichloroethene, vinyl chloride, xylenes, aluminum, antimony, arsenic, cadmium, cobalt, iron, lead, manganese, mercury, nickel, selenium, silver, and thallium.

Read the entire PA Bulletin notice for more information.  (PA Bulletin, Page 8120)

For more information and to review a copy of the Final Act 2 Report, contact DEP’s Southwest Region Environmental Cleanup & Brownfields Program at 412-442-4000.

(Photos: Horsehead  Corp. Zine Production Plant; Shell Petrochemical Plant today.)

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[Posted: December 29, 2023]  PA Environment Digest

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