Sayre HSCA Investigation
DEP’s Bureau of Environmental Cleanup and Brownfields is investigating a groundwater plume located in Sayre, Bradford County, in accordance with the Hazardous Sites Cleanup Act (HSCA). Periodic updates about this investigation will be posted on this page and provided directly to affected residents.
The current Sayre HSCA investigation began in 2019 in response to data collected as part of a longer-term investigation into a known groundwater plume related to the former Paxar Corporation site on Wilcox Street. This data indicate that the groundwater contamination found in some areas is likely to have originated from sources other than Paxar. The current HSCA investigation pertains to these unknown sources. For more information on the ongoing Paxar site investigation, see the bottom of this page.
For more information about the HSCA program, visit DEP’s HSCA Annual Report Story Map and the HSCA home page. Please direct questions pertaining to the Sayre HSCA investigation to the DEP Northcentral Region HSCA Manager at 570.327.3418 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Community Relations Coordinator at 570.327.3659 or email@example.com.
Paxar Site Investigation
In the mid-1990s, with DEP oversight, the Paxar Corporation began efforts to remediate soil and groundwater found to contain perchloroethylene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE) and similar substances known as volatile organic compounds (VOC) at the former Paxar facility located on Wilcox Street in Sayre Borough. Avery Dennison Corporation became the owner of the property with its acquisition of Paxar Corporation in 2007 and is working under DEP oversight to investigate and remediate the soil and groundwater under the requirements of Pennsylvania’s voluntary remediation program.
Please direct questions pertaining to the Paxar site investigation to the DEP Northcentral Region Professional Geologist Manager at 570.321.6518 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Community Relations Coordinator at 570.327.3659 or email@example.com.