Easton Road PFC Site
its authority under the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act of 1988 (HSCA),
DEP is investigating the Easton Road PFC site in Doylestown, Plumstead and
Buckingham townships. In May 2016, after a public supply well was found to
contain combined concentrations of PFOA and PFOS that exceeded the 70 parts per
trillion (ppt) Health Advisory Level (HAL) established by EPA, DEP immediately
took steps to begin a thorough investigation of the surrounding area.
2016 and July 2017, DEP collected samples from 305 private wells.
of this sampling ranged from non-detect (ND) to 229 ppt combined for
PFOA/PFOS. DEP has identified a localized area of concern within
Doylestown Township where the highest concentrations of PFOA/PFOS have been
discovered. There are currently 8 homes that have exceeded the HAL. DEP is
supplying bottled water to 6 of these residential properties that are exceeding
the HAL, and 2 other properties have elected to privately install filtration
systems at their own expense to mitigate this contamination. DEP has been
continuing to resample homes where combined concentrations of PFOA/PFOS have
exceeded 40ppt to monitor any seasonal fluctuations of these contaminants. 18
homes have exceeded 40 ppt out of 305 homes.
An additional round of residential sampling is planned
for the fall of 2017.
During Fall 2017, DEP plans to install approximately 7
monitoring wells within the area of concern. DEP has reached out to those
properties to gain access to install the monitoring wells.
DEP will use the data from those monitoring wells and
residential well sampling to propose a response action to provide impacted
homes with an acceptable source of potable water. All information that the DEP
utilizes in formulating the proposal will be incorporated into the
Administrative Record. The Administrative Record will be open for public
comments for 90-days, during which time a public hearing will be held.
page will be updated as additional information becomes available.
specifically related to this Site can be directed to Project Officer Joshua
Crooks by telephone at 484.250.5784 or by email at email@example.com
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