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Ridge Run PFC Site

Pursuant to its authority under the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act of 1988 (HSCA), DEP is investigating the Ridge Run PFC site located in Bucks County, which is loosely bounded by East Rockhill Road, North Rockhill Road, Bethlehem Pike, and North Ridge Road, and includes portions of East Rockhill Township, West Rockhill Township, and Perkasie Borough. After one public supply well was found to contain combined concentrations of PFOA and PFOS that exceeded the 70ppt HA, and another public supply well was found to contain combined concentrations slightly below the HA, DEP immediately took steps to begin a thorough investigation of the surrounding area.

Since November 2016, DEP has collected samples from 160 private wells within the area of interest surrounding the original contaminated public supply wells. Results of this sampling ranged from non-detect (ND) to 16,360 ppt combined for PFOA/PFOS. DEP has identified a localized area of concern near the border of West and East Rockhill Townships where the highest concentrations of PFOA/PFOS have been discovered. An initial sampling radius of 1 mile has been expanded based on initial sampling results to include private wells on both sides of the identified area of concern.

There are currently 10 homes that have exceeded the HAL. DEP is supplying bottled water to 8 of these residential properties that are exceeding the HAL, with 2 others electing to install carbon filtration systems. Currently, 13 homes above 40 ppt combined PFOA/PFOS are being sampled on a quarterly basis to monitor for seasonal fluctuations, and new private wells within the area of interest are being sampled as they are being identified.

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INITIAL INVESTIGATION

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