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Settlement Proposed for Restoration at Metal Bank Superfund Site in Pennsylvania

March 29, 2021 — From 1962 to 1985, Metal Bank of America Inc. owned and operated a salvage yard adjacent to the Delaware River. The facility recycled scrap metal and electrical transformers from various utility companies. The Environmental Protection Agency designated Metal Bank a Superfund site in 1983.

Hands digging in mud next to a tray.
Sediment sampling at the Metal Bank site. Image credit: NOAA.

On March 17 a settlement was proposed to resolve liability for injuries to natural resources stemming from hazardous waste pollution at the Metal Bank Superfund site on the Delaware River in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This settlement proposes $535,193 to fund projects that will help restore natural resources injured by pollution and compensate the public.

The public is encouraged to comment on the proposed settlement through May 17, 2021 on the Department of Justice Website.

Please see the web story on NOAA’s Damage Assessment, Remediation, and Restoration Website  or contact Simeon.Hahn@noaa.gov for more information.

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Last updated Sunday, April 4, 2021 2:38pm PDT