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Standard Products

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Contact Information

Community Involvement Coordinator
Virginia Narsete (narsete.virginia@epa.gov)
312-886-4359 or 800-621-8431, ext. 64359

On-Scene Coordinator
Jon Gulch
(gulch.jon@epa.gov)
(734) 692-7686

 

Repositories

(where to view written records)

Ida Rupp Public Library
310 Madison St Port Clinton, OH 43452

Background

From 1935 to 1993, Standard manufactured a variety of products: Rubber parts for the auto industry, weather stripping for windows, treads for tanks and military vehicles, carbine rifles, helicopters and missile nose cones, according to past environmental studies done at the site.

Environmental assessments were done on the Standard Products site over years, and a 1999 review indicates the factory had a few features that could have led to substances being released on the site. Those include above-ground storage tanks, a sump that had been used for storm water and a building that stored hazardous waste.

In another study done on the Fountains site in 2003 -- which included a look at Ohio EPA records -- indicates some of the chemicals found in soil tests on the trailer park appeared to be migrating from Standard's site onto the park land.

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March 2012

Beginning in July 2010, EPA was asked by Ohio EPA to assist in assessing the Standard Products site in Port Clinton, Ohio.  EPA began the process by contacting the current and past property owners.  The potentially responsible party (PRP) provided historic data and reports from the site and a detailed site history.  Based on the information, EPA requested additional sampling to be conducted along the property line and in the Fountains Manufactured Home Park.  Beginning in September 2011, the PRP began a multi-phased sampling event to determine potential impact to adjacent properties from known on-site contamination.  EPA will continue to monitor PRP throughout the assessment process and will oversee any time-critical removal actions.

In August 2011, Ohio EPA requested assistance in performing a site assessment to determine if known contamination from the Standard Products site had migrated onto or beneath adjacent properties.  To accomplish this task, EPA has conducted oversight of several PRP sampling events.

Throughout this period, EPA notified and met residents that live near the site where samplies were conducted.

The sampling results should be available by early summer. 

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