Doylestown, PA

DOYLESTOWN, PA-The Environmental Protection Agency says it plans to remove thousands of cubic yards of contaminated soil from a former electroplating facility here, according to a story published in The Intelligencer.

EPA officials say the process to remove approximately 3,600 cubic yards of contaminants will take about 50 days and cost about $2.25 million. However, the agency does not know when it will obtain the funding or when the project will begin.

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the EPA have been monitoring the site at 330 North Broad St. since the 1960s when it was the Chem-Fab electroplating factory, the newspaper reports. Another firm purchased the property in the late 1970s and used it to dispose of chemical waste produced by other companies. That company ceased operations in 1994. Reputed drug dealers used the property as a meth lab in late 1994 and 1995 until the EPA closed the operation in 1995. See story in The Intelligencer.