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EPA to announce cleanup plan for Breslube-Penn Superfund site

Release Date: 04/13/2007
Contact Information: Roy Seneca (215) 814-5567

PHILADELPHIA (April 13, 2007) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting on Wed. April 18 to get public input on its proposed plan to clean up the Breslube-Penn, Inc. Superfund Site, Coraopolis, Moon Township, Pa.

The meeting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at Coraopolis Council Chambers, 1012 5th Avenue, Coraopolis, Pa.

During the meeting, an EPA representative will outline EPA’s proposed plan for cleaning up contaminated soil and groundwater at the seven-acre site that encompasses the former Breslube-Penn oil facility. The industrial facility, which has been inactive since 1992, was previously used to refine used oils into fuel oil. The site included a lagoon, where oily plating waste was disposed.

EPA’s proposal includes installation of a modified cap and slurry wall containment system, and removal and treatment of contaminated surface water and groundwater. Public comments will be recorded by a stenographer during the public meeting. The public can also comment by email to or in writing to:

                  Larry C. Johnson
                  U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
                  Mailcode: 3HS52
                  1650 Arch St
                  Philadelphia, Pa 19103
E-mail comments must be sent by April 30, and written comments must be postmarked by midnight April 30. After reviewing all comments, EPA will choose the final cleanup plan.

More information on the plan can be found online at To find the site documents, select ‘PA’ for State, ‘Breslube-Penn’ for Site Name. Click on ‘Search’ and then ‘Search Results.’ The proposed plan is listed near the end.

Documents on the proposed plan are also available at the Coraopolis Memorial Library, 601 School Street and at EPA’s mid-Atlantic regional office in Philadelphia.