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July 19 DEP Hearing On Interim Response At Nockamixon TCE Well Contamination Site, Bucks County

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a hearing July 19 on the interim cleanup steps it has taken to deal with TCE contaminated groundwater a 77-acre site at 44 and 84 Brennan Road in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County. (PA Bulletin page 3364)

After initiating the investigation in 2009 under the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act, the Department identified 45 private wells with concentrations of PCE and/or TCE exceeding the Maximum Contaminant Levels (MCL) for safe drinking water.

In accordance with its August 15, 2011, Statement of Decision, the Department initiated a HSCA interim response action to address the private well contamination through installation and maintenance of carbon filtration systems coupled with institutional controls.

After discovery of the source areas, the Department initiated an investigation of potential vapor intrusion near these areas. The investigation revealed that vapor intrusion is impacting one home and actions were taken to address the issue.

The Administrative Record of the agency’s response is available for review at DEP’s Southeast Regional Office, 2 East Main Street in Norristown from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Additional copies of the Administrative Record are available for review at the Nockamixon Township Municipal Building, 589 Lake Warren Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA.

The hearing will be held at the Nockamixon Township Municipal Building, 589 Lake Warren Road, Upper Black Eddy, PA starting at 7:00 p.m.  Persons wishing to present comments may pre-register with Virginia Cain, DEP, at 484-250-5808.

The deadline for all public comments is August 31.  Comments should be sent to Dustin Armstrong at the Department of Environmental Protection, 2 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401, by email to:,  or by delivering them to the Norristown office in person.

For all the details, please read the entire PA Bulletin notice (PA Bulletin page 3364).

For more information on the HSCA program, including the location of sites around the state, visit DEP’s Hazardous Sites Cleanup Program webpage.

[Posted: June 1, 2018]


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