12th Street Dump
EPA ID: DESFN0305510
Wilmington, DE 19802
Congressional District: 1st
Other Names: None
Last Updated: June 2004
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- In February 2009, the U.S. District Court for Delaware approved two settlements between the United States and the parties responsible for the contamination at the 12th Street Dump.
- One settlement, with MA Hanna Plastics, was for $3.6 million in past cleanup costs. The other settlement, with the Wilmington Economic Development Corp. (WEDCO) was for $120,000 in cleanup costs, and it required that WEDCO sell the property and pay 50 percent of the proceeds to the United States, with a minimum additional recovery of $40,000.
- In 2000, EPA conducted an emergency removal of abandoned drums and related wastes along the Brandywine Creek which runs adjacent to the 12th Street Dump.
- No further EPA cleanup is planned at this site.
- The 12th Street Dump consisted of an abandoned dump of industrial materials along the bank of the Brandywine Creek.
- It was remotely located and surrounded by dense vegetation.
- There was an area of contaminated soil that contained the remnants of buried drums.
- Erosion of the creek bank exposed the drums.
NPL Listing History
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- There is no history of cleanup at this site, only the emergency removal of abandoned drums and wastes in 2000.
- The dominant hazardous substance found at the site is lead in the soil and the creek sediment.
- Other hazardous substances in the soil and sediment include arsenic, chromium, and other metals, as well as toluene in drum residues.
- The lead potentially poses a threat to the aquatic environment.
- Contaminant descriptions and associated risk factors are available at: (ATSDR web site).
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